World football governing body FIFA has awarded the 2026 World Cup hosting rights to three countries, US, Canada and Mexico.
The hosting rights which was given to three countries for the first time came on Wednesday, a day before the kick-off of the 2018 World Cup tournament hosted by Russia. North America will be hosing the World Cup for the fourth time with a news setting of 48 participating teams.
The bid won 134 votes out of 203 while Morocco which was bidding for the fifth time had 65 votes at the voting which took place in Moscow.
Meanwhile, the US hosted the World Cup previously in 1994 while Mexico hosted it in 1970 and 1986. Canada has never hosted a men’s World Cup but held the women’s tournament in 2015. Most of the 2026 World Cup games will be held in the US and the US football association president Carlos Cordeiro said his bid will generate a massive $14bn in revenue and $11bn for FIFA.