North American bid won the rights by majority votes after a lengthy 50-minute session, in which groups from various bidding parties presented their portfolios validating their capabilities to host the tournament.
He congratulated his rivals, saying "On behalf of the FRMF I wish to congratulate my colleagues, the presidents of the USA, Mexico, and Canada Football Associations, and I wish them all the best in organizing the FIFA World Cup and furthering the path of development of football".
It marks the first time the World Cup will be held in more than one country since 2002, when South Korea and Japan shared hosting duties. Leaders of the Morocco bid said they expected an African tournament to generate $5 billion in revenue.
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The "United" bid, that will see 60 of the tournament's games held in the USA, with Canada and Mexico getting 10 each, beat out the underdog campaign of Morocco to bring soccer's biggest show back to American soil. All three hosts should get automatic places in the lineup, and each host a game on opening day.
Not to mention the 2026 World Cup will coincide with the 250-year anniversary of the U.S.' independence. It will also be the first tournament to be hosted by three countries, Goal reported. "'We are humbled by the trust our colleagues in the FIFA family have put in our bid; strengthened by the unity between our three countries and the CONCACAF region; and excited by the opportunity we have to put football on a new and sustainable path for generations to come".
More details have emerged about how countries voted for the host of the 2026 football World Cup. The projects that we have presented in the Bid Book will be realised.
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North America received backing from former Manchester United and LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham as he believes the "fans passion for football would make the event very special".
She was cleared of any wrongdoing and dismissed the claims as "laughable" and "unfortunate".
Morocco, on the other hand, promised a "European" World Cup in Africa, playing on the north African nation's proximity to Europe.
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