US, Mexico, and Canada will host 2026 World Cup after Wednesday’s vote in Russia.
Among the 211 Fifa nations, there were 200 eligible votes. Of those, 134 went for the US, Mexico, and Canada bid. That left 65 votes for Morocco and Togo ticked the box for neither.
US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro in his reaction to the news his country will stage the 2026 World Cup alongside Canada and Mexico, said, “Thank you so, so much for this incredible honour. Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege”.
“We are all united in football, the beautiful game transcends borders and cultures. Football today is the only victor.”
The English FA also praised the voting process, and said both bids had their merits.
The FA said, “We congratulate the USA, Canada, and Mexico on winning the bid to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup. Both bids were of a very high quality and we welcome the fact that the bidding process was both open and transparent.
“We cast our vote for the United bid as we believe the independent technical assessment made its advantages very clear. However, it is important to note that both bids were deemed to have met the hosting requirements and a tournament in Morocco, close to Europe and in a country that loves football, had a great deal for English football fans to be excited about.
“We are confident that the USA, Canada, and Mexico will put on a fantastic event and we look forward to the tournament in 2026.”
How the votes went…
The United bid wins with 67% of the vote.
Morocco received 65 votes or 33%.
One nation(Togo) voted for neither.