North America voted ahead of Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

United States, Canada and Mexico will jointly host the 2026 FIFA World Cup following a vote that had them claim the rights ahead of Morocco on Wednesday.

Fifa Congress in Moscow was also host to Uganda FA president Moses Magogo who also participated in casting a vote for Morocco to host.

Initially, some of those close to the united bid were concerned that interventions by Donald Trump during the campaign period may have worked against them according to The Guardian when he tweeted in April:

“The US has put together a STRONG bid w/ Canada & Mexico for the 2026 World Cup. It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the US bid. Why should we be supporting these countries when they don’t support us (including at the United Nations)?”

The United States, Canada and Mexico’s combined bid received 134 of the 200 votes cast compared to 65 for the north African country. Morocco 65 Joint bid 134 votes.

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