Soccer fans in North America have a good reason to cheer. The FIFA World Cup is coming in 2026.
FIFA accepted a joint bid by the U.S., Mexico and Canada to co-host the tournament. 60 of the games will be played in the U.S. while Canada and Mexico will get 10 each. The North American bid had been expected to beat out Morocco which finished second in the voting. Back in April, President Trump chimed in and tweeted a veiled threat to anyone thinking of voting against the united bid saying, "It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the U.S. bid. Why should we be supporting these countries when they don’t support us (including at the United Nations)?"
The U.S. hasn't hosted World Cup games since 1994. (USA Today)