MOSCOW (CelebrityAccess) — 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico after their joint bid was selected over Morocco’s to host the event.
The ‘United Bid’ received 134 of 200 votes cast by FIFA member nations or 67%. Morocco, meanwhile, tallied 65 votes (33%), and one single member association voted not to choose either of the two bids.
“Football is the only victor. We are all united in football,” US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro told the members of the 68th annual FIFA conference in Moscow after the vote.
Canada, Mexico, Morocco and the US were exempt from casting a vote and Ghana was absent from the conference after the country’s government said they disbanded its football association amid reports of “widespread” corruption.
The 2026 World Cup will be the largest in history, with sixty matches planned for the US, while Canada and Mexico will host just 10 games each. The finals for the competition will be hosted at 84,953-capacity Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The last World Cup event hosted in the U.S. took place in 1994 and had the highest average attendance in the tournament’s history.
The ‘United’ World Cup will generate $14bn in revenue and make an eye-popping $11bn in profits for FIFA, Cordeiro told the Congress.