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It’s official! The US led bid, with support from Mexico and Canada, will be hosting the World Cup in 2026 after beating out Morocco for hosting duties.
Of the 80 matches played, 60 of them will be in the United States, including every match from the quarterfinals on. They will play all over North America, which I think will be great for American soccer fans because no matter where you live, there will be a game relatively close to you.
Of the 200 votes, the US-Canada-Mexico bid got 134 votes, 65 for Morocco, and 1 vote for “None of the bids”.
Perhaps the best news about this announcement? The US doesn’t have to qualify, because the host gets an automatic bid. Same goes for Mexico and Canada.
While you’re here reading some soccer content, make sure you check out all of the PSF World Cup Group Primers and stay tuned for lots of World Cup content over the next month!
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