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Morocco congratulates North America on World Cup 2026 win

13 June, 2018, 19:00 | Author: Carla Brady
  • Morocco Will Complete 2026 World Cup Infrastructure Projects Despite Defeat

Wednesday's vote, conducted during the FIFA Congress at Moscow's expo center, provided a much-needed victory for American soccer, which is in the process of rebuilding the men's program in the wake of last fall's failure to qualify for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

The 68th FIFA Congress will determine the site of the 2026 tournament, selecting from a joint North American bid submitted by Canada, the United States and Mexico, or a bid from Morocco.

The North American bid was awarded the 2026 World Cup by a 134-65 vote over Morocco, which had thrown itself into the mix on the last day possible past year, then tried to garner support be denouncing the United Bid and more specifically President Donald Trump.

Morocco has largely avoided competing with the North Americans in a dash for cash.

Montreal is part of the winning 2026 World Cup bid for men's soccer. And the United committee's bid packet is expecting the 2026 event to be even more lucrative, projecting a record $14 billion in revenue and $11 billion in profits. The MetLife Stadium in New York City will host the prestigious World Cup final.

Morocco FA president Fouzi Lekjaa said: "I would like to reaffirm the determination of my country, Morocco, to continue to work for football, to work for the youth and also to realise some day our dream to host the World Cup in Morocco".

This was the first World Cup vote since 2010, when USA and Switzerland investigators unveiled corruption on an unprecedented scale afterwards.

As it stands now, 60 games will be played in the United States, with Mexico and Canada hosting 10 each.

The U.S., Canada and Mexico will host the 2026 World Cup.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. "We are all united in football", US Football president Carlos Cordeiro said.




"When they help us fight against corruption, of course, we are pleased", Infantino said.

It would likely open the door to Canada finally returning to the men's world stage - a widely expected scenario as co-host that has yet to be officially confirmed.

The 2026 tournament will be the first to feature 48 teams after Federation Internationale de Football Association approved expansion from the traditional field of 32 competitors. Mexico played host to the 1970 and 1986 World Cup.

"Thank you so, so very much for this incredible honour".

Liberia from West Africa, due to political ties with the United States, has also snubbed Morocco but however, the United bid had to endure some unreceptive attitude during their presentation at a Caf meeting in Moscow on Monday.

The African nation also received the boost of US-governed territories Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and US Virgin Islands abstaining from voting due to a perceived conflict of interest.

"We expect record profits for Federation Internationale de Football Association of (US)$11 billion", said Cordeiro, perhaps hitting the key button. It did not necessitate the construction of any new stadiums, whereas Morocco acknowledged it would have to spend $16 billion for infrastructure, including venues to host the matches.

Eight years ago, the US was in a similar position, when it bid for the 2022 tournament.

"The possibility of hosting the World Cup in Canada would be an absolute game-changing event for the sport in this country", deVos told Sportsnet this week.

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