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2026 FIFA World Cup to be jointly hosted by USA, Canada & Mexico!

The 2026 FIFA World Cup is set to be jointly hosted by the United States of America, Canada and Mexico after they won the vote at the FIFA Congress against Morocco.

The 68th FIFA Congress was held today in Moscow, a day before the kick-off of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with 211 nations and territories eligible to vote and 200 of them casting their vote in the end.

In the end, the United 2026 bid got 134 votes, while Morocco got 64 votes and one vote was for none of the above, which made it clear that the joint North American bid had won comprehensively.

Of the 16 host cities, 10 will be in the United States while the remainder will be split evenly, three each between Canada and Mexico.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will also be the first expanded tournament with 48 nations taking part meaning that the 80 matches over 34 days would be spread out across the three countires. 60 matches will take place in the US, while Canada and Mexico will host 10 games each with the final set to be played at the 84,953-capacity MetLife Stadium in New York, the home to NFL sides New York Giants and New York Jets.

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