Trump hails ‘exhausting work’ of World Cup bid after 2026 triumph | Soccer


United States president Donald Trump has hailed the exhausting work of the USA, Mexico and Canada in securing the correct to host the 2026 World Cup.

The United bid beat a rival one from Morocco by 134 votes to 65, giving them the correct to host soccer’s showpiece occasion in eight years’ time.

The choice implies that for the primary time in World Cup historical past three nations will share internet hosting duties. 

So far Japan and South Korea’s joint-hosting of the 2002 finals has been the one event during which the competitors has unfold past the borders of a single nation, though the European Championship has been cut up between two hosts thrice since 2000. 

Whereas this would be the first time Canada, whose sole World Cup expertise got here in 1986, have hosted the finals, each the US and Mexico have beforehand taken the honour. 

The US staged the 1994 competitors, whereas Mexico took on the responsibility in each 1970 and 1986 – making them the primary nation to host three World Cups.

It had been prompt that the controversial politics of Trump might help Morocco’s trigger.

However that proved to not be the case and Trump posted on Twitter: “The U.S., along with Mexico and Canada, simply received the World Cup. Congratulations – a substantial amount of exhausting work!”

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau expressed related sentiments, writing in a tweet: “Excellent news this morning: The 2026 FIFA World Cup is coming to Canada, the US and Mexico. Congratulations to everybody who labored exhausting on this bid – it should be an ideal event!”

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