Beckham Backs US, Canada, Mexico Joint-Bid For 2026

Morocco 2026 World Cup bid labelled ‘high risk’ by Fifa inspectors

David Beckham thinks a World Cup in North America would be an 'incredible' event

Shared hosting for the 2026 edition may become a reality next week, with Fifa's congress set to choose between a Canada-US-Mexico bid and a rival proposal from Morocco.

The North Americans scored the only maximum five mark from Federation Internationale de Football Association for its ticketing and hospitality plans, which helped drive a forecast revenue for the tournament of US$14.3 billion, a figure Morocco's bid team feel is unrealistic.

The report noted "significantly higher" forecast revenue of $14.3 billion from the North Americans and $7.2 billion from Morocco.

"A football competition as big as the World Cup deserves to be in great places", he said. "What our task has been is to make sure the process is as objective, as clear as possible and to highlight the pros and the cons of everything".

Up to 207 voting federations, many of whom rely on the United States dollars 1.5 million annual grant promised by FIFA over the next four years, can ignore the panel's work.

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The venue for the 2026 tournament will be decided next week and a joint bid from the US, Canada and Mexico will be going up against a bid from Morocco. FIFA will publish how federations voted.

"I hope when they vote they think what is best for football, definitely not on other subjective criteria that they might have for themselves", Infantino said.

All 207 eligible Member Associations will have a vote at the Congress in the Russian capital, held before the opening game of the 2018 World Cup between Russia and Saudi Arabia.

The FIFA council agreed in January to expand the current the 32-country tournament to 48 teams split into 16 groups of three.

"We are here to discuss the United bid for the Fifa World Cup 2026". The one-year deadline would begin during a blockade of Qatar begun one year ago by regional rivals including Saudi Arabia, who in that time have seemed more influential in FIFA's business.

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In a letter to the Moroccans which raises questions over perceived systematic bias of a confederation, the Conmebol secretariat says that not only will time be limited but that Morocco has already presented to its senior officials.

Infantino defended his decision to consider a $25 billion offer from unnamed investors for two new tournaments - a revamped version of the Club World Cup and a global Nations League for national teams.

"We should be proud and happy for that".

In appeals for votes last month, President Donald Trump said he would be "watching very closely" and issued a veiled threat to withhold U.S. support from countries opposing the North American bid.

"I can not disclose (details) in that $25 billion", said Infantino who was not concerned about which country the investment originated from.

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"I've seen how much the game has grown in the last 10 years and it's incredible to have happened so fast and changed in so many different ways", said Beckham.

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