In the application they were listed as “North America” - for the first time the host of the world championship will be the whole continent.
Delegates of the FIFA congress in Moscow voted for the host country of the World Cup in football in 2026. The group “North America”, which includes the United States, Canada and Mexico, bypassed the application of Morocco and received the right to hold mundialya.
The victory of “North America” was a record in the history of FIFA. Prior to that, two countries became the hosts of the World Cup at the same time: the World Cup 2002 was jointly hosted by Japan and South Korea.
The USA already hosted the World Cup in 1994. Then the gold medalist of the mundial became the Brazilian national team, and the silver and bronze medals were won by footballers from Italy and Sweden.
The annual 68th FIFA Congress is held in Moscow on the eve of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The election of the host country FM-2026 was the main issue on the agenda of the event.