FIFA President Gianni Infantino walks past North America soccer officials at the FIFA congress on the eve of the opener of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The congress in Moscow is set to choose the host or hosts for the 2026 World Cup.
Photo: AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko
Photo: AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko

WATCH: U.S. Soccer president, United Bid react to 2026 World Cup site selection

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.


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