On Wednesday, 24-hours before the 2018 World Cup in Russia kicked off, FIFA announced that the 2026 World Cup would be hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico, becoming the first three-way co-hosts of the World Cup, after beating bid rival Morocco. The North American bid received 134 of the 203 votes, with Morocco gaining 65 votes of the FIFA Congress – with one-member voting for neither bid.
The 2026 World Cup will be the first tournament to feature the new expanded 48 team format, with a total of 80 games being played – up from the current 64 games. 60 games are set to be played in the U.S and 10 each in Canada and Mexico. The final will be played at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, home to NFL teams New York Giants and New York Jets.