REPORT: US-led joint bid wins right to host 2026 World Cup

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A united bid by the U.S., Canada and Mexico was awarded the right Wednesday to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The FIFA Congress held its annual meeting the day before the start of the World Cup to vote on whether the U.S.-led bid or the Morocco bid will get to host the soccer tournament. The North American bid won 134 to 65, according to ESPN FC.

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The North American bid was in better shape to host the World Cup. All soccer venues are expected to be ready by the time the 2026 World Cup rolls around. The U.S. proposed to host 60 out of the 80 matches, leaving Canada and Mexico with 10 fixtures each.

The 2026 World Cup will be the first tournament played in the expanded 48-team format, up from the current 32 countries. It will also be the first tournament to be hosted by three countries, Goal reported.

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