New York/London — The Fifa World Cup is coming back to North America. Nations at the 68th Fifa Congress in Moscow backed North America’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup. With a handful of games in Mexico and Canada but the majority in the US, the 2026 bid promises the richest and most lucrative tournament in the history of global soccer. The expanded 2026 men’s event, featuring 48 teams for the first time, will be played in 16 different cities — 10 in the US, plus three sites in both Canada and Mexico. The US will host 60 of the 80 matches, including the final, scheduled for MetLife Stadium outside New York City. "It’s a bit emotional for us today," Carlos Cordeiro, president of US Soccer, said after the vote. "The beautiful game transcends borders and cultures. Football today is the only victor, and in that spirit, we wish our Russian hosts and all the teams participating here this month, the very best of luck." The winning bid got 134 votes, compared with 65 for Morocco. There was ...

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