The United States of America, Canada, and Mexico are to host World Cup in 2026. FIFA published the votes—transparency, as they called it—which showcased a strong favor for North America over its opponent, Morocco.
This win for North America brings back the tournament to their court for the first time since 1994. On the other side, this was yet another unsuccessful attempt for Morocco to host the World cup. After losing with 65 votes to 134 in favor of the united bid of North America, the African country loses yet again for the fifth time in a row.
It is the first time we see more than one country as hosts for the tournament. However, a majority of the matches will be on US land. Of the 80 matches, 10 will be held in Canada, 10 in Mexico and 60 in the United States — including the final, at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. It is also the first time ever for Canada to host the games, unlike America and Mexico. The latter held the tournaments in 1970 and then in 1986.
The North Americans raced to victory in the midst of support from the Americas and Europeans. Not to mention a few surprising votes from Africa and the majority of Asia.