The United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States was selected to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup today by the 68th FIFA Congress. This was the first time FIFA’s Member Associations were given the opportunity to vote on the host for the FIFA World Cup.
Morocco and the United bid of Mexico, Canada and the United States presented to the representatives in Moscow prior to the members voting. The United bid won by a vote of 134 to 65.
The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the first to expand to a total of 48 teams. There are 23 cities and 150 training sites that are still in the running to host matches or teams. Kansas City is one of the 23 final cities.
Final Votes totals
United Bid 134 (67%)
Morocco 65 (33%)
None of the bids 1 (1%)
2026 FIFA World Cup Facts and Figures:
Number of Teams: 48
Number of Matches: 80
Number of Players: +1,100
Candidate Host Cites: 23
Proposed Training Sites: 150
Projected Revenue: $14 billion
Projected Profit: $11 billion
Projected Economic Impact: $5 billion
Projected Ticket Sales: 5.8 million
Arm in arm.— United 2026 (@united2026) June 13, 2018
United as one.
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Kansas City lit up last night in support of the bid.
Local landmarks are lit up in support of the @united2026 effort to bring the World Cup to North America, with #KC among 23 potential host cities. FIFA will select the 2026 World Cup host location on June 13. pic.twitter.com/ti7Exn6FrI— Visit KC (@VisitKC) June 13, 2018