The North American bid received 134 of the 203 votes, while Morocco polled 65 in the ballot at a FIFA Congress held in Moscow on the eve of the 2018 World Cup.
"Canada, Mexico, and the United States are ready to welcome the world to North America and serve as stewards of the largest FIFA World Cup in history. Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege", Carlos Cordeiro, the president of U.S. Soccer, said after the decision was announced at a Federation Internationale de Football Association meeting in Moscow.
The current blueprint calls for Canada and Mexico to stage 10 games each with the US hosting 60. More over, the nation's recent win in the Intercontinental Cup has definitely fuelled the craze and it will be safe to say that the football fever has officially hit us all.
Morocco have now failed with five bids to hold the World Cup and are unlikely now to have the financial means to put together another bid for the foreseeable future.
They warned "the amount of new infrastructure required for the Morocco 2026 bid to become reality can not be overstated". The only other World Cup played in more than one country was in the 2002 event shared by South Korea and Japan. Citing a number of high-profile sponsors dropping FIFA, London newspaper The Independent reported that FIFA's 2018 World Cup sponsorship revenues were down $240 million. The other 20 - all group-stage games - will be split between Mexico and Canada.
Herdman pointed to the performance of national team member Alphonso Davies, 17, who spoke to delegates ahead of their vote Wednesday, as representative of the quality of the young talent on his team.
A giant screen displays the logo of Morocco 2026 before a press conference to promote Morocco's bib for the 2026 soccer World Cup in Casablanca.
That's the spirit of the World Cup.
Historically, the host nation has always automatically qualified for the World Cup - it hasn't been forced to play games in order to qualify for the tournament.
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The joint bid had been the front-runner for the 48-team tournament from the moment a North American coalition was first mooted two years ago, and there have been spells when it has looked like the only credible candidate.
One has to think all three will receive an automatic pass into the tournament.
The games in Canada will be divided between Montreal, Edmonton and Toronto. Elsewhere in the region, Philadelphia is also under consideration for the 2026 competition, as are Boston and Cincinnati. "There is no doubt that World Cup 2026 will elevate the sport of soccer to entirely new levels and Major League Soccer is honored to be a part of this joyous day".