US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup as Morocco lose out

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The 2026 World Cup is officially coming to the United States, Mexico and Canada, and a joint statement Wednesday indicates Denver will push to host matches in the quadrennial worldwide soccer tournament.

The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico after their joint bid beat Morocco's proposal to host it.

The North American bid was in better shape to host the World Cup.

Cordeiro said the North American bid had a "clear pathway to victory. for some time".

Separately, a decision at the Federation Internationale de Football Association congress on whether the Qatar tournament would be expanded from 32 to 48 teams was put off. Mr Infantino said no vote could take place until discussions had taken place with the organisers of the 2022 tournament.

Added Reed: "In our country of Canada we've got three wonderful host cities that have had great success in the past in hosting global sporting events, including the [2015] Women's World Cup, [2014] Women's Under-20 World Cup, [2007] Men's Under-20 World Cup. I'm grateful to everyone who has worked so hard to get us to this point".

Wednesday's vote, held in Moscow on the eve of this year's tournament, was about much more than just the 2026 host nation.

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"In this case, the province has a key decision to make before we can move forward."

Morocco's candidacy, on the other hand was believed to be strong with support from a majority of African countries and the European confederation.

Delegates had been faced with a clear choice in the 2026 vote.

The only two official bids came from the U.S. -Canada-Mexico of North America, and Morocco of Africa. Morocco's bid garnered a score of 2.7, along with a stark warning from the inspection team that "the amount of new infrastructure required for the Morocco 2026 bid to become reality can not be overstated".

The FA was among the first to congratulate the US' joint bid with Mexico and Canada.

Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo, reporting from NY, said: "While the official name of the bid is United 2026, the three potential host nations are right now anything but united".

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Studies show that World Cup host cities can see an economic impact of up to $360 million, the statement said, though some economists question such projections. The two highest-ranked teams according to FIFA's rankings will receive byes, while the other four will play knockout games.

Canada qualified once, in 1986.

"Not to comment really on the USA side, but maybe they felt that they wished to go further in some additional letters which they had received from their president", he added.

"Morocco was quick to congratulate the victor, tweeting "#Maroc2026 congratulates @United2026 on their victory".

Brazil, China and North Korea were among those to support Morocco.

"The 2026 World Cup is coming to Canada, the U.S. & Mexico!"

That vote prompted an overhaul of the rules.

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