BREAKING NEWS- JOINT BID BY MEXICO, CANADA AND US WINS TO HOST THE 2026 FIFA WORLD CUP

The United2026 bid (Canada-Mexico-US) leader Carlos Cordeiro, president of the United States Football Association, gives a speech during the 68th FIFA Congress at the Expocentre in Moscow on June 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV

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.

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