World Cup is awarded to North America

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

The specific dates will be set by FIFA in the future, including the date for the FIFA World Cup Official Draw which usually takes place the December before the tournament (in this case December 2025).

"I was sad when the victor was announced", said former Moroccan footballer Abdelkrim El Hadrioui.

Despite the defeat, bid chairman Moulay Hafid Elalamy said in a statement, "Morocco is proud to have led a campaign that was committed, ethical and totally in keeping to the rules imposed by Federation Internationale de Football Association". "Congratulations - a great deal of hard work!" "This is an incredible, and incredibly important, the moment for football in North America and beyond", said Carlos Cordeiro, the president of U.S. football was quoted as saying by ESPN.

With Russia hosting in 2018 and Qatar in 2022, no countries from either Europe or Asia were allowed to bid for the 2026 tournament.

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Even if Trump wins re-election, his presidency will end before the 2026 World Cup. Leaders of the Morocco bid said they expected an African tournament to generate $5 billion in revenue.

Morocco's candidacy, on the other hand was believed to be strong with support from a majority of African countries and the European confederation.

For years, North America has looked at avenues to grow its game, and while some may argue that a 48-team competition will dilute the World Cup field, for CONCACAF and the rest of the World Cup it opens up a brand-new opportunity for teams that have previously been left at the alter.

The decision marked the first time that showed how each country had voted following accusations of corruption and double-dealing following the award of the 2018 tournament to Russian Federation and the 2022 competition to Qatar.

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino addressing Congress during the voting.

From the start, the Foxborough home of the Patriots and the New England Revolution has been considered among likely World Cup host sites.

We'll find out where the 2026 tournament will be held.

Styled the "United Bid", the candidacy of USA-Canada-Mexico says it potentially has 23 host cities, with 17 of these located in the USA.

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