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US, Canada And Mexico To Host 2026 World Cup

As it stands, the 2026 FIFA World Cup will have three host countries. The United States, Canada and Mexico will now host the biggest World Cup ever.

The three host nations beat off competition from North West African side Morocco to win the rights to stage the world’s biggest footballing competition.

As the tournament returns to North America for the first time since 1994, the World Cup will for the first time have 48 teams featuring.

During a vote conducted at the end of proceedings at FIFA's 68th annual congress in a Moscow exhibition centre, 134 nations chose the 'United Bid', 65 opted for Morocco and one, Iran wanted neither. Slovenia, Spain and Cuba abstained from the vote.

Despite the World football's governing body having a total number of 211 members, only 200 cast eligible votes while others abstained with some not being present.

Mexico have hosted the World Cup before in 1970 and in 1986 while the US did so in 1994. Canada on the other hand has only hosted the Women’s World Cup in 2015.

The final will be expected to be played at the 84,953-capacity MetLife Stadium, which is home to NFL sides the New York Giants and the New York Jets.

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