Canada to co-host 2026 World Cup

Canada will join the U.S. and Mexico as hosts of the 2026 World Cup.

In a vote Wednesday at the FIFA Congress in Moscow, member associations voted in favour of the North American bid over that of Morocco. 

The current blueprint calls for Canada and Mexico to stage 10 games each, with the U.S. to host 60. But that is not carved in stone.

"Hosting a FIFA World Cup is an extraordinary honour and privilege," said Steven Reed, president of Canada Soccer and co-chair of the United bid. "Canada, Mexico, and the United States are ready to welcome the world to North America and serve as stewards of the largest FIFA World Cup in history. Our vision is of a world of opportunity for our candidate host cities and for the global football community."

Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal would serve as Canadian host cities for the men's soccer showcase, expanded to 48 teams for the 2026 tournament.

Morocco has now lost five bid campaigns.

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