Canada, Mexico and the United States will host the World Cup in eight years’ time
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – 1:33pm
North America will host the 2026 Fifa World Cup after the joint bid from Canada, Mexico and the United States won the official vote against rival Morocco.
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Announced today at the 68th Fifa Congress in Moscow, Russia, the “United 2026” bid had 134 votes from delegates compared to 65 for Morocco. One vote – from Iran – was cast for “none of the bids”.
The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all voted for the United campaign.
Speaking at the Fifa congress after the result, US Soccer president Carlos Cordiero said: “It’s a bit emotional for us today. Thank you so, so very much for this incredible honour. Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the Fifa World Cup in 2026. The beautiful game transcends borders and cultures. Football today is the only victor.”
In a joint statement Cordiero, Canada Soccer president Steven Reed and Mexican FA president Decio De Maria thanked supporters. The statement said: “Canada, Mexico and the United States have been granted the honour of hosting the world’s most extraordinary sporting event for many reasons, but one of the biggest was because of the passion of our fans across our three countries.
134 votes for @United2026
65 votes for @Morocco2026_EN
1 vote for %u2018None of the bids%u2019
2026 @FIFAWorldCup will be hosted by @united2026 %uD83C%uDFC6%u26BD%uFE0F pic.twitter.com/FB2mkmcj29
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) June 13, 2018
“Yes, you had a major impact! Your enthusiasm – not just for your own teams, but for teams from all over the world – helped us demonstrate to Fifa and football federations across the globe that we will be able to deliver the absolute best experience for players and fans in 2026.”
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