Here are the cities that will be hosting the 2026 World Cup

Here are the cities that will be hosting the 2026 World Cup

On Wednesday in Moscow, the trio bid of the United States, Mexico and Canada beat Morocco in a vote to earn the hosting rights to the 2026 World Cup.

"The United Bid's successful effort in bringing the 2026 World Cup to North America is a monumental breakthrough for soccer in the United States, Canada and Mexico", Sporting Kansas City owner Cliff Illig said in a news release.

The World Cup is coming back to America. And the United committee's bid packet is expecting the 2026 event to be even more lucrative, projecting a record $14 billion in revenue and $11 billion in profits. With a handful of games in Mexico and Canada but the majority in the US, the 2026 bid promises the richest and most lucrative tournament in the history of global soccer.

Although it will be the first World Cup to be hosted by three nations, the vast majority of matches will be held in the Unites States.

The US lost out on the 2022 tournament to Qatar, the award of which has been mired by corruption allegations that started a chain of events leading to the downfall of former Federation Internationale de Football Association president Sepp Blatter.

A joint-bid from the US, Mexico, and Canada, dubbed "United 2026", defeated Morocco's proposal in a landslide vote in Russian Federation on Wednesday.

Both Mexico (1970 and 1986) and the United States (1994) have previously hosted World Cups.

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Herdman said there is precedent for the nations involved in joint bids being granted entry, pointing to Japan and South Korea in 2002.

"This might take a few years to sink in", said Sportsnet soccer commentator James Sharman, who was in Moscow and witnessed the vote take place.

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

Canada staged the Women's World Cup in 2015.

The 2026 World Cup will be the first competition where 48 nations will compete in the tournament, which is the biggest in the footballing world.

The 1994 World Cup, staged by the USA, had the highest average attendance in the tournament's history, while Mexico was the first nation to host the event twice. "Congratulations to everyone who worked hard on this bid - it's going to be a great tournament!"

CONCACAF, whose president - Canadian Victor Montagliani - played a key role in the bid, called the vote a "monumental victory" for the confederation that covers North and Central America and the Caribbean. One congress member voted for "neither bid".

The key number is 104 but there is also the freakish and unprecedented scenario where both bids get rejected.

Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal are Canadian candidate host cities for the men's soccer showcase, expanded to 48 teams for the 2026 tournament.

Allied with that unpredictability came an unpalatable presence at the heart of the United bid - U.S. President Donald Trump.

Out of the 53 CAF-affiliated countries; nine voted for the joint bid - Benin Republic, Botswana, Cape Verde, Guinea, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

"I would like to reaffirm the determination of my country to continue to work for football and realise one day our dream to host the World Cup in Morocco".

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