FFA backs move to award 2026 World Cup to USA-Canada-Mexico

Forty-eight teams will compete in 80 games - 60 of them will be played in 10 US cities, while Canada and Mexico will each host 10.

The joint bid of the US, Canada and Mexico received 134 votes at the FIFA Congress held in Moscow on Wednesday, while Morocco's bid got only 65. It will be the first time since 1994 that the US will have hosted the monthlong soccer extravaganza, and will come two years before Los Angeles welcomes back the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Rigobert Youmbi from Cameroon strikes a pose wearing body paint in the Russian team's colors prior to the 2018 soccer World Cup opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Fans of the United States Men's National soccer team disappointed by the team this year will still have to wait though.

Mexico and Canada will have three host cities apiece, while the U.S. have submitted a list of 17 host cities. The winning bid listed 17 USA cities, including L.A., San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami and Philadelphia, as potential match sites; organizers will select 10 of those. Jacksonville was named among the initial candidates to host games in the 80-game competition, but the city was cut from the candidate list in October 2017.

"Thank you so much for this incredible honour".

"It was a game changer", said Barry Rukoro, secretary-general of a Namibian FA that backed the "United" bid.

Montreal Impact midfielder, Samuel Piette will be 31 years-old when the 2026 World Cup arrives. "That's why they call it the lovely game". "Football today is the only victor". The three countries beat out Morocco after the Federation Internationale de Football Association members all cast their votes, in the same week the 2018 World Cup in Russia was about to start. Congratulations to everyone who worked hard on this bid - it's going to be a great tournament!

"Stab from Behind" and "treason" were the most used words by Moroccans to express their frustration at the Arab countries voting against Morocco 2026 bid.

A statement by the king's office commended Qatar's vote for Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup, adding that Sheikh Tamim informed the king of "Qatar's full support for Morocco if the kingdom bids for the hosting rights of the 2030 World Cup". "We'll have discussions with U.S. Soccer about what happens next".

"We should keep in mind what kind of countries they are". Trump tweeted in April.

Vanessa Coleman