FIFA member federations voted 134-65 in favor of selecting the joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup over Morocco.
The outcome was an endorsement for the more profitable and stable bid from the North American neighbors.
The four countries involved in the bidding and three U.S. territories were not involved in the ballot.
In his acceptance speech, U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro says "Thank you so, so very much for this incredible honor."
The 2026 World Cup has 48 teams playing a total of 80 games — 60 planned across 10 U.S. cities, and 10 games in three cities for each of Canada and Mexico.
BREAKING: FIFA votes to play 2026 World Cup in North America over Moroccan bid. Matches will be held in U.S., Canada and Mexico.— The Associated Press (@AP) June 13, 2018
FIFA's announcement makes Boston/Foxborough one of 23 candidate host cities. Gillette Stadium is on a small list of potential venues to host the 2026 matches.
With @FIFAWorldCup announcement today about the 2026 World Cup - Boston/Foxborough is one of 23 candidate host cities.— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) June 13, 2018
So - @GilletteStadium is on a very small list of potential venues to host matches in 2026.
Final decision on host cities should be made in 2020.@boston25 pic.twitter.com/Zfng4uDQyN
It is anticipated that FIFA and the United Bid Committee will determine the host cities in 2020.
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