U.S., Canada and Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

U.S., Canada and Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada will host a joint World Cup in 2026 after comfortably beating bid rivals Morocco in the vote for the first expanded 48-team tournament.

The expanded 2026 men’s event, featuring 48 teams for the first time, will be played in 16 different cities - 10 in the U.S., plus three sites in both Canada and Mexico. The U.S. will host 60 of the 80 matches, including the final, scheduled for MetLife Stadium outside New York City, the Guardian reported.

The winning bid got 134 votes, compared to 65 for Morocco. There was one abstention.

Mexico has played in every World Cup since 1990. Canada qualified once, in 1986. The U.S. team failed to qualify this year.

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