The 2026 men’s World Cup will officially be held in North America it was announced on Wednesday, after the U.S., Canada and Mexico joined in submitting the winning bid to FIFA’s governing body.
Dubbed as the “United Bid,” the proposal submitted by the North American trio of countries was considered a no-brainer all along due to anticipated record revenues and crowds as American sports fans are increasingly embracing soccer…I mean, “world football.”
In the last hour, Morocco also submitted a bid, but the United plan won with a nod from FIFA’s member associations by a vote of 134 to 65.
With the 2026 tournament being expanded to 48 teams, the United States in particular — with seventeen stadiums at the ready and more that can be renovated — can easily provide accommodations for the games, players, and fans.
Inspectors wrote that their concerns over risk pertaining to the United plan were “human rights standards” and “government support.” Which Yahoo said “obviously pertain to President Donald Trump.”