FIFA Awards 2026 World Cup to Canada, Mexico, U.S. Joint Bid

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    June 14, 2018 08:38

    Football's governing body has awarded the 2026 World Cup to a joint hosting bid by Canada, Mexico and the United States.

    FIFA member countries voted 134-65 in favor of the three-nation group over runner-up Morocco.

    Delegates of Canada, Mexico and the United States celebrate after winning a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup at the FIFA congress in Moscow, Russia on June 13, 2018. /AP

    President Donald Trump praised the selection for the 2026 World Cup.

    The 2018 World Cup begins Thursday with host Russia playing Saudi Arabia.

    The 2022 tournament will take place in Qatar.

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