United States 2026 wins bid to host soccer’s 2026 World Cup

The U.S., Canada and Mexico have won their joint bid to host soccer’s World Cup in 2026.

The members of FIFA, the sport’s governing body, voted on the North American proposal as well as a rival Moroccan bid on Wednesday in Moscow.

Branded United 2026, the winning proposal got 134 votes, ahead of Morocco’s 65. There was one FIFA member voted for neither.

The U.S. has not hosted the tournament since 1994, with Brazil winning the final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

The North American bid’s venues will be selected from among a total 23 stadiums that exist or already are under construction, including three each in Mexico and Canada. Sixteen of the U.S. stadiums are home to NFL teams.

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he American cities that could potentially host games are:Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York/New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and Washington.

Dallas, Los Angeles or New York/New Jersey will be the venue for the final game of the tournament.

 

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