After it was revealed the United States will host the 2026 World Cup, U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro made a statement Wednesday thanking the FIFA administration and the countries that voted for the United Bid over Morocco.
The United States received 134 votes, compared to Morocco which received 65. One ballot was cast for neither country.
Below is the moment the United Bid between the United States, Canada and Mexico discovered the three countries would host the 2026 World Cup.
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“Thank you for trusting us with this privilege, the privilege of hosting the World Cup in 2026... But let’s also salute our friends from Morocco. At the end of the day were all united in football. That’s the spirit of the World Cup. The beautiful game transcends borders and cultures,” Cordeiro said shortly after the announcement was made Wednesday morning.
After Cordeiro’s statement, the leadership of the United Bid then received a framed certificate commemorating their selection to host the 2026 World Cup.