The United States, Canada and Mexico Win 2016 WorldCup Bid

The United States, Canada and Mexico will host the 2026 World Cup after beating bid rival Morocco.

The North American bid received 134 of the 203 votes, while Morocco polled 65 in the vote.

The 2026 World Cup will have 48 teams playing a total of 80 games with 60 planned in the US and 10 each in Canada and Mexico.

It is the fifth time Morocco has failed with a bid to host the tournament.

Mexico have hosted the worldcup twice in (1970 and 1986), whereas the United States hosted it in 1994.

Both bids were given a last chance to make their case with 15-minute presentations in front of Congress, at the Moscow Expocentre, where the North America bid pledged their tournament would generate an 11 billion dollar profit, while Morocco said theirs would make 5 billion.

Carlos Cordiero, president of the US Soccer Federation, told Congress: “It’s a bit emotional for us today.

“Thank you so, so very much for this incredible honour. Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026.

“The beautiful game transcends borders and cultures. Football today is the only victor.

“And in that spirit we wish all Russian hosts and all the teams competing here the very best of luck.”