South Africa was one of 11 African states to snub Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup after votes were revealed to the public for the first time. Morocco lost the bidding process for a fifth time.
The 2026 games are set to be the biggest yet, according to BBC Sport, 48 teams will play 80 matches over the span of 34 days.
With the FIFA Congress decision to award the 2026 FIFA World CupTM, to the football federations of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, the three nations will jointly manage preparations for the 2026 FIFA World CupTM until FIFA establishes their operations to manage the competition.
(L to R): Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Russian President Vladimir Putin watch the ceremony prior to the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
The 2026 World Cup final will go down in Dallas, Los Angeles, or New York/New Jersey.
The three North American countries' joint bid - known as United 2026 - beat Morocco's by a margin of 69 votes, 134 to 65.
Taxi runs into crowd in central Moscow, seven people injured
An ambulance is parked near a damaged taxi, which ran into crowds of people in central Moscow , Russia June 16, 2018. Eight people were injured after a taxi rammed through a crowd near the Red Square in Moscow on Saturday.
The 87,000-capacity MetLife Stadium outside NY is proposed for the final. That's why our CBS Sports prognosticators made their predictions before the start of the tournament based on a four years (and a few pre-World Cup friendlies) worth of evidence, and their brackets are presented below. It's just miles from where federal prosecutors spearheaded an ongoing investigation into Federation Internationale de Football Association corruption.
Moscow's streets saw the first major influx of football enthusiasts yesterday, when fans from Mexico, Chile, Argentina, the United Kingdom and from many other countries came out to express support for their teams.
"I don't think we should focus on our friendlies", he said. For instance, Los Angeles may host the USA opener, Dallas is mentioned as a candidate to host the semifinals, while the final match is expected to take place in Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, just outside of New York City. Victor Montagliani, the Canadian who leads CONCACAF, wants them to take three of the seven guaranteed qualification slots reserved for the region as host.
There is also a chance to send a seventh team via an inter-continental playoff.
The host nations will receive automatic bids to compete in the tournament.