MOSCOW – Forthe first time a joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada has won the hosting rights for soccer’s 2026 World Cup on Wednesday.
This will bring the tournament to North America for the first time since the 1994 event, which has promised frecord crowds, record revenues and, possibly importantly a record $11 billion in profits for FIFA, world soccer’s governing body.
The North American bid won the vote of 134-65, defeating Morocco the challenger bid by 69 votes.
After many meetings and discussions it is believed the joint bid won the vote because the cost and stadium structure is mostly already there, whilst the North African country Morocco’s bid would of needed more money and construction of stadiums from scratch that titled the bid to North America.
Breaking News: The U.S., Mexico and Canada will host the 2026 World Cup. This was the first time a joint bid was selected to host the soccer tournament. https://t.co/vpHSqGRaWZ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 13, 2018
WE GOT THE CUP! 🇺🇸🇲🇽🇨🇦
The united USA-Mexico-Canada bid has won the hosting rights for the 2026 FIFA World Cup! pic.twitter.com/M7Fx8Ftmzz
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 13, 2018
The USA-led bid to host World Cup '26 (with Mexico and Canada) has beaten Morocco. USA will host 60 of the 80 games in World Cup '26, including every game from the quarterfinals onward. Historic moment for soccer in North America.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) June 13, 2018
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