FIFA Congress held on Wednesday has awarded the 2026 World Cup hosting right to Canada, Mexico and the USA.
The 68th Congress held in Moscow voted overwhelmingly to support the joint bid over Morocco, despite reluctance in some countries to choose North America due to President Donald Trump souring U.S. relations with its neighbors.
However, Trump, applauded the decision on his Twitter feed saying; “a great deal of hard work”.
The North Americans in their bid pledged their tournament would generate an $11 billion profit, which would be a financial shot in the arm for soccer’s world governing body FIFA.
The North Americans got the bid over Moroccan’s fifth bid which targeted a $5 billion profit.
Although it will be the first World Cup to be hosted by three nations, the vast majority of matches will be held in the Unites States. As part of the bid, Trump pledged that those traveling to the United States for the tournament would not be subject to stringent visa restrictions.