North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

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Hosting rights for previous World Cups had been awarded by what was then a 24-person FIFA Executive Committee.

This issue would likely have no effect on the bid to be included among World Cup cities.

The United Bid was endorsed by David Beckham and there will be 16 host cities across North America with the USA holding ten of the 16, while Mexico and Canada will have three each.

Edmonton is part of the winning bid to host the men's 2026 FIFA World Cup but getting teams on the actual turf at Commonwealth Stadium is not a guarantee.

The vote by national football federations was public, in contrast to secrecy surrounding the 2010 vote when FIFA's elected board members picked Russia to host in 2018 and Qatar in 2022, defeating the U.S.

While the United States won't directly be involved in the 2018 World Cup, it will be at the center of the 2026 edition.

Of the 211 Fifa member nations, 200 cast a vote at the 68th Fifa Congress in Moscow on Wednesday, with the winners needing a majority of 104.

Just to add to the complexity, there was a third option for all voters: neither Morocco or United and we would have had to start a new bidding process.

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The African nation also received the boost of US-governed territories Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and US Virgin Islands abstaining from voting due to a perceived conflict of interest. Unless there is an unexpected change, Canada and Mexico's host sites are set. We congratulate all of those who worked tirelessly to bring the World Cup back to North America and thank the countries that voted for the United Bid, and for their belief in our vision for the future of the sport in our region.

Usually referred to as just the World Cup, the tournament is the biggest sporting competition on the planet.

During the weeks before the 2014 World Cup, the United States played Nigeria before a regional record crowd of 52,033 at EverBank Field.

Bilello also said that he assumes Gillette Stadium would have a "grass surface" installed for games, as it wouldn't affect the Patriots. American soccer officials downplayed the influence of politics on the bid. The United States will host every match from the quarterfinals forward, with the proposed final to be held at MetLife Stadium outside New York City.

"When they help us fight against corruption, of course, we are pleased", Infantino said.

"Hosting a FIFA World Cup™ is an extraordinary honor and privilege", said Steven Reed, President of Canada Soccer and Co-Chair of the United Bid.

The Football Association has not hosted the tournament since 1966, having failed in bids for the 1990, 2006 and 2018 tournaments.

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