BREAKING: North America beat Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

World Cup 2018 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 13/06/2018

North America has won the right over Morrocco to host 2026 FIFA World Cup.

A combined bid from the North American nations (United State of America, Mexico, and Canada) won the hosting right for senior football event on Wednesday for bringing the tournament to North America for the first time since 1994.

The vote, in which all FIFA associations were, for the first time, eligible to vote for the host, was cast at the 68th FIFA Congress on the eve of the 2018 edition of the tournament, which begins Thursday with the official opening ceremony.

The joint bid received 134 votes, while Morocco, the nearest challengers, were given 65 votes.

Under the North America proposal, 60 of the tournament's matches will be held in the US, including everything from the quarterfinals onwards, while Mexico and Canada will host 10 games each, as the World Cup is hosted by three countries for the first time in its history.

Morocco have now failed with five bids to hold the FIFA World Cup.