The octopus, which resided at the Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen, Germany, correctly predicted all the matches of the German team during the World Cup and even went on to predict the victory of Spain in the final.
The North American countries won with 134 votes, or 67 percent, against an upstart campaign from Morocco, which garnered 65 votes, in the Wednesday morning vote in Moscow.
Where Morocco needed to spend billions of dollars building or renovating all 14 proposed stadiums, North America could host the World Cup nearly immediately if needed. The plan calls for the U.S.to host 60 matches, and its neighbors to host 10 each. And he's not the only one whose career blossomed under Bradley, a former USA national team coach and the current Los Angeles Football Club manager who took Egypt to within a game of the World Cup in his only qualifying campaign there.
Neymar and co. are backed to lift the trophy for a record-extending sixth time by 43 percent of users on the day before the tournament kicks off in Moscow on June 14.
The 2026 World Cup will have 48 teams playing a total of 80 games.
Morocco has made five unsuccessful bids to host the World Cup. "Morocco prepared a very strong and interesting bid, but the unified bid was much stronger in all aspects".
The battle over who would host the tournament had been dogged by concerns that the vote could become a referendum on Trump's popularity.
The United bid shared with CNN Sport a letter sent to Federation Internationale de Football Association in March by the USA government which said it "intends to issue visas, subject to eligibility under U.S. law, without regard to race, skin color, ethnic, national or social origin, gender, language, religion, political opinion or any other opinion, disability, wealth, birth or any other status, or sexual orientation".
Ghana curiously failed to cast their vote while South Africa's neighbours Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe joined Benin, Cape Verde, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in favouring the North American bid over their continental allegiance.
Morocco has said it needs to spend nearly $16 billion (£12 billion) on infrastructure while the North American bid's revenue forecast ($14.3bn) far outstrips what Morocco has to offer ($7.2bn). Could a regional North African bid work with Algeria and Tunisia? "The merits of the bid, we feel we have a compelling proposal".