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World Cup 2026: Canada, US & Mexico win bid to jointly host tournament

United States, Canada and Mexico have jointly won the bid to host the 2026 World Cup after their bid beat Morocco’s proposal to host it.

The bid of the ‘United 2026’ has been selected by Fifa member nations after winning 134 votes to beat Morocco’s 65.

The 2026 tournament is expected to be the biggest World Cup ever held – with 48 teams playing 80 matches over 34 days.

“Football is the only victor. We are all united in football,” US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro said.

“Thank you so, so much for this incredible honour. Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege.”

Of the 211 Fifa member nations, 200 cast a vote at the 68th Fifa Congress in Moscow on Wednesday, with the winning bid needing a majority of 104.

Canada, Mexico, Morocco and the US did not take part in the voting.

Ghana was absent after the government released a press statement that it is in the process of dissolving the Football Association as result of corupption allegations made by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in his recent investigative work.

Three US territories – Guam, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico – were among the other member nations to not vote.

Both Mexico (1970 and 1986) and the United States (1994) have previously hosted World Cups.

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