North America has earned the right to host the 2026 World Cup after the vote is conducted at the FIFA Congress in Moscow.
The USA's joint bid with Canada and Mexico defeated Morocco's at the FIFA Congress on Wednesday. The United bid handily won the vote 134-65 (with one nation voting for 'none of the above') to secure the victory on the first ballot. It will be the fourth men's World Cup in North America, with Mexico hosting twice previously in 1970 and 1986 and the USA hosting in 1994. The Americans' bid to host 2022 was usurped by Qatar in the vote in 2010, and it's been a long eight years for the right to bid again to bring the showpiece event back.
The vote came on the eve of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the host nation opening up against Saudi Arabia on Thursday at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
For more in-depth coverage of the vote, read Brian Straus's dispatch from Moscow.