The United States may be absent from the World Cup in Russia this month – but they will be assured of a place in the competition when they host it for the second time in 2026!
Mexico and Canada will be sharing hosting duties, according to FIFA. The North American bid beat the rival Morocco proposal, winning 134 votes to 65 for Morocco.
The United bid involves 16 host cities — from Boston and New York in the east, to Los Angeles in the west, and Guadalajara and Mexico City in the south to Edmonton in the north — and existing stadia.
The largest is AT&T Stadium in Dallas, which has a 92,000 capacity. Only 20 of the slated 80 matches will take place outside the United States, with 10 in Canada and 10 in Mexico.
All matches from the quarter-finals onwards will be in the USA.