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The joint North American bid by the United States, Mexico and Canada was chosen to host the 2026 World Cup by the FIFA Congress in Moscow Wednesday.The success of the United Bid will make the 2026 World Cup the first to be hosted in three countries and the first since 2002 (South Korea and Japan) to be held in multiple nations.The 2026 tournament will be the first expanded tournament featuring 48 teams, up from the current 32-team tournament.The members behind the United Bid pledged that a World Cup in North America would generate an $11 billion profit.The United Bid has prospective stadiums situated across 23 candidate cities, from which 16 will be selected.
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