The 2018 World Cup is almost upon us, but FIFA has been deciding who will host the 2026 event, and it’s the United bid of U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Nations at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow backed North America’s joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup. With a handful of games in Mexico and Canada but the majority in the U.S., the 2026 bid promises the richest and most lucrative tournament in the history of global football.
— United 2026 (@united2026) June 13, 2018
It will be the biggest World Cup yet, with the competition spanning across three different countries and two continents.
We’re less than 24 hours until this summer’s edition in Russia, and then, controversially, we will have the tournament in Qatar, but during the winter period.
The 2026 event in America, however, will be a popular choice.
The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday.
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) June 13, 2018
The U.S. proposed staging 60 out of the 80 games in 2026, when 16 teams will be added to the finals, leaving Canada and Mexico with ten fixtures each. North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over risky Moroccan proposals for the first 48-team tournament.
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