The United States of America, Mexico and Canada have been confirmed as the joint host nations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which will be the 23rd instalment of the most prestigious competition in the world.
They have seen off a rival bid from Morocco, having gathered the majority of votes from
The competition will be expanded from the 2022 World Cup, and may feature for the first time ever, 48 teams. It is the third official expansion of the tournament, with 16 teams being increased to 24 in 1982, before a further eight were added before the 1998 edition, which was staged in France.
Germany are the defending champions into this summer's tournament in Russia, having beaten Argentina 1-0 in the 2014 final, staged at the iconic