The United States, Canada and Mexico are to host the 2026 World Cup. The U.S singlehandely hosted the greatest soccer showpiece in 1994.

The three countries in a long anticipated vote on Wednesday in a joint bid defeated Morroco its only challenger to get the nod to host the World Cup

The result was determined by more than 200 national soccer federations, who cast their ballots to cap FIFA’s annual Congress.

“This is an incredible, and incredibly important moment for soccer in North America and beyond,” Carlos Cordeiro, the president of U.S Soccer said.

The 2026 tournament will feature an expanded field of 48 teams, an increase from the current 32.

It will also mark the first time in FIFA’s history, that a three-nation bid has been awarded the showpiece event.

The joint bid’s plans will see 60 of the 80 games played in the United States, while Canada and Mexico will host 10 games each.

The final is expected to be played at MetLife Stadium, just outside New York


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