FOOTBALL- The joint bid by USA, Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 FIAF World Cup has won the hosting rights of the coveted event beating Morocco’s proposal.
FIFA member nations in its meeting voted 134 to 65 in favour of the ‘United 2026’ bid’. Both Mexico (1970 and 1986) and the United States (1994) have previously hosted World Cups.
The 2026 World Cup for the first time will witness the participation of 48 teams as opposed to 32. USA will host 60 of the 80 matches while Canada and Mexico will host 10 matches each.
The 87,000-capacity MetLife Stadium outside New York is proposed for the final.