One FIFA Congress member voted for "neither bid". With three host countries, it would be natural to give all three host sides a Day 1 showcase.
It also could set a precedent that, as the World Cup continues to grow, so too will our ideas about what it looks like to host and put on a tournament.
Morocco were hoping to count on the support of their continent, but 10 African countries did not vote for their bid, including South Africa and Mozambique.
The report left the US-Canada-Mexico bid as the clear front-runner after giving it a rating of four out of five.
"The World Cup is a festival of football and is no place for violence or disorder", said Nick Hurd, a minister responsible for policing.
The cases of Saudi Arabian referee Fahad Al Mirdasi and Kenyan assistant Aden Range Marwa "surprised us a lot", he said. Hosting the 2026 World Cup will be used as an incentive to involve more people in the game, U.S. Soccer's Cordeiro told reporters. Canada has never staged a men's World Cup, but hosted the women's tournament in 2015.
Not only did she remind delegates about Morocco's lack of infrastructure but highlighted the North American bid's ability to deliver double the revenue at $14 billion. As part of the joint bid, Trump pledged that those traveling to the United States for the tournament would not be subject to stringent visa restrictions.
Heading north to Canada likely sites include, Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto, while the Mexican potential host cities are Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey. The FIFA member associations usually come with three delegates each and there will also be a good number of guests. The tally was 134 votes for the united bid and 65 votes for Morocco.
Under the current blueprint, the USA would host the lion's share of games with 60, compared to 10 each for Canada (with Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto serving as host cities) and Mexico. "This team, and this country, and the fans, and the individual players, over the years, they've earned my respect".
Russian Federation have not won an global match since a friendly win over South Korea last October and their pre-World Cup outings have resulted in defeats by France and Austria along with a draw with Turkey.
"Now we're asking for a second chance to show our abilities", he said through an interpreter.