The president of the United States Soccer Federation Carlos Cordeiro (1st R) delivers a speech after winning the joint bid to host the 2026 football World Cup in Moscow, Russia, on June 13, 2018. Canada, Mexico and the United States will jointly host the 2026 football World Cup after beating a rival bid from Morocco in a vote at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Xu Zijian)
MOSCOW, June 13 (Xinhua) -- The United States, Canada and Mexico will jointly host the 2026 football World Cup after beating a rival bid from Morocco in a vote at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday.
The joint bid, branded United 2026, won 134 out of the total 203 votes, meeting the criteria of a simple majority for the winner during the annual FIFA conference, held on the eve of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
It will be the first time that football's flagship tournament will be hosted by three nations, with the majority of games to be held in the US.
The US previously hosted the World Cup in 1994 while Mexico staged the event in 1970 and 1986. It will be the first time that the competition is played in Canada.