US, Mex­ico and Canada to host 2026 WC: FIFA

The Hitavada - - WORLD CUP -

THE United States, Mex­ico and Canada won the right to host the 2026 World Cup af­ter eas­ily beat­ing Morocco in a vote by FIFA mem­ber na­tions. The North Amer­i­can bid re­ceived 134 of the 203 votes, while Morocco polled 65 in the bal­lot at a FIFA Congress held in Moscow on the eve of the 2018 World Cup. Foot­ball’s show­piece event will re­turn to the North Amer­i­can con­ti­nent for the first time since 1994 when the United States hosted the tour­na­ment. Del­e­gates had been faced with a clear choice -- the joint North Amer­i­can bid boasts mod­ern, es­tab­lished sta­di­ums and well-de­vel­oped trans­port links un­der­pinned by Mex­i­can foot­ball fer­vour.

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