Led joint bid wins right to host 2026 World Cup

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US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup as Morocco lose out

The North American bid was awarded the 2026 World Cup by a 134-65 vote over Morocco, which had thrown itself into the mix on the last day possible previous year, then tried to garner support be denouncing the United Bid and more specifically President Donald Trump.

The FIFA Congress selected the United Bid over a bid from Morocco in a 134-65 vote early Wednesday morning. The 2026 tournament will be the first hosted by multiple countries since the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea. "Football today is the only victor".

"It's a watershed moment for our country and for our sport", said Peter Montopoli, general secretary of the Canadian Soccer Association and Canada's bid director.

"Our goal is that all our guests -from football stars to ordinary fans - will feel the warmth and kindness of our people, get into the spirit of Russia's multiethnic culture and unique nature and (we) hope (you will) all wish to come here again", Putin stated.

"We love football in Morocco and live it and play it on every corner".

Three US territories did not vote although American Samoa did on account of their delegate holding a New Zealand passport.

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The United States disappointingly failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, ending its streak of seven consecutive tournament appearances.

Mexico also played host in 1970 and 1986 but Canada has never done so before.

"Preparation for such a large-scale and bright sporting event is not only the task of the host country". These are the cities that we think will be included as hosts for the 2026 World Cup.

"Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege, the privilege of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026", an emotional US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro said on stage after the vote.

President Donald Trump has interfered in the voting process, much to FIFA's chagrin.

Saudi Arabia have not won a game at a World Cup since 1994 but former Chile boss Pizzi said his players are capable of making a winning start after qualifying for the first time since 2006.

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Safe, rational and bountifully lucrative as the Federation Internationale de Football Association decision is to have the 2026 World Cup hosted by the US, Canada and Mexico, it is also disappointing for romantics fancying another tournament in Africa - and laced with contradictions, too.

There are three in Canada and three in Mexico. "However, it is important to note that both bids were deemed to have met the hosting requirements and a tournament in Morocco, close to Europe and in a country that loves football, had a great deal for English football fans to be excited about".

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She was cleared of any wrongdoing and dismissed the claims as "laughable" and "unfortunate". Levi's Stadium makes sense just from a travel standpoint.

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