By: Abiodun Adewale.
Canada, Mexico and the United States of America have won a joint bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, Naijafootballplus.com can report.
The joint bid polled 134, flooring Morocco’s bid which managed 65 votes while one vote was rendered undecided.
The North American countries make history as they become the first three nation co-hosts of a FIFA World Cup.
The presentation of bids and voting was item thirteen on the agenda at the 68th FIFA congress which held in Moscow today, which also marks the eve of the 21st FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Canada, Mexico, Morocco and the US were exempted from voting, while Ghana was not represented following the latest allegations of corruption which led the country’s government to disband the FA.
Mexico have previously hosted the World Cup twice in 1970 and 1986; USA hosted the World in 1994 while Canada are only in line for their first with this latest hosting rights. Canada however hosted the Women’s World Cup three years ago and the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2007.
The 2026 tournament will be the biggest World Cup ever held – with 48 teams playing 80 matches over 34 days.