U.S, Mexico and Canada Win Joint Bid to Host 2026 Soccer World Cup

The U.S., Mexico, and Canada will host the 2026 World Cup together after a joint bid was chosen by delegates of world soccer Wednesday morning. A meeting of Fédération Internationale de Football Association [FIFA] delegates in Moscow picked the North American bid over a rival pitch from Morocco, 134 votes to 65. The U.S. previously hosted the world’s biggest international soccer tournament in 1994, while Mexico has held it twice, in 1986 and 1970. The bid proposed that the U.S. will host 60 of the 80 matches while Canada and Mexico will host 10 each. The 2018 World Cup gets underway in Russia this week, and the 2022 World Cup is due to take place in Qatar.