North American Joint Bid Beat Morocco To Host 2026 World Cup
United States of America, Canada, and Mexico Joint bid on Wednesday was confirmed as the host of the FIFA 2026 World Cup.
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The President of the World football governing body Gianni Infantino, made the announcement after the teams at the 68th FIFA Congress held at the Expocentre in Moscow.
Before the announcement was made, both bids were afforded 15-minute presentations before the voting, The North Americans pledged their tournament would generate an 11 billion dollar profit, while Morocco said theirs would make 5 billion.
The North American Joint bid beat the rival Morocco proposal, winning 134 votes to 65 for Morocco.
Of the 80 games, 10 matches will be held in Canada, 10 in Mexico and 60 in the US with the final played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
“Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026, Football today is the only winner.” Carlos Cordiero, president of the US Soccer Federation told Congress.