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Mexico-Canada-US awarded as 2026 World Cup hosts

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Mexico, Canada, and the United States beat out Morocco as the 2026 World Cup hosts, FIFA announced on Wednesday.

In a public vote taken in Moscow, Russia ahead of the 2018 World Cup, heads of soccer federations from all around the world announced that North America’s “United 2026” bid won the rights to host the tournament in 2026. United 2026 received 134 of 203 votes registered.

Mexico last hosted the tournament in 1986, and this will be a record third time the World Cup is played in Mexican soil. The United States was hosts to the 1994 World Cup and this will be their second time. Meanwhile, Canada has never had a men’s World Cup held in their country, although they did host the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

Among the Mexican host cities eligible for the 2026 World Cup are Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City. A final decision on what cities will be chosen will be made at a later time.