World Cup Returning to U.S. After North American Bid Beats Morocco
The tournament will come to North America for the first time in 32 years.
Even if the United States fails to qualify like they did this year, the U.S. Men’s National team will be playing in the 2026 World Cup.
That’s because, after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for a bid from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada over a risky Moroccan proposal for the 48-team tournament, North America will host the 2026 edition of the tourney.
At the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday, North America’s bid tallied 134 votes, while Morocco got 65.
The U.S. last hosted World Cup games in 1994, Mexico last hosted in 1986 and Canada has never hosted men’s World Cup matches.
The North American bid was considered superior because it pledged to deliver $11 billion of profit on over $14 billion in revenue and because 17 of the 23 potential stadiums the Cup will need are already capable of hosting.
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Qatar will host the tournament in 2022.
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