Official: Morocco lose 2026 FIFA World Cup hosting bid to United States, Canada and Mexico
Posted: 13 June 2018 Time: 13:00
Africa has missed on a potential second FIFA World Cup after a joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico won the right to host the 2026 edition.
The 'United 2026' North American bid was selected by FIFA member nations nearly doubling the votes received with 134 compared to 65 for Morocco - while one nation voted on neither.
The 2026 tournament will be first 48-team expanded World Cup which will host 80 matches over a period of 34 days.
"Thank you so, so much for this incredible honour. Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege," US Football president Carlos Cordeiro said after the announcement.
"We are all united in football, the beautiful game transcends borders and cultures. Football today is the only victor."
Both Mexico (1970 and 1986) and the United States (1994) have previously hosted World Cups.