The 2026 World Cup will be hosted by Canada, Mexico and United States - known collectively as the United Bid - after they pipped Morocco in a vote held by the FIFA Congress on Wednesday.

The United bid won 134 (67 per cent) of the votes in Moscow, with Morocco picking up 65 votes (33 per cent). One vote went to neither of the bids.

The latest edition of football's flagship tournament begins in Russia on Thursday, with the host nation's clash with Saudi Arabia kicking off a month of tournament action.

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In four years’ time, the World Cup will head to Qatar.

President Donald Trump sought for Nigeria’s backing when he hosted President Muhamad Buhari at the White House recently.

It is not clear which of the two bids that the Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick voted for.