The votes are in and the 2026 World Cup hosts have been confirmed: the tournament will be a shared between the USA, Canada and Mexico.
The ‘United Bid’ received 134 votes at Wednesday’s FIFA Congress to comfortably elbow out the rival bid from Morocco, who only received 65 votes.
— United 2026 (@united2026) June 13, 2018
Upon hearing the news, Pies’ initial reaction was to harumph about the Yanks being given another World Cup in such quick succession – right up until we realised that USA ’94 was TWENTY FOUR FLIPPING YEARS AGO.
Tellingly, as part of their final presentation, Morocco were only able to promise FIFA a piffling profit of just $5billion for hosting the tournament in their country.
Meanwhile, the United Bid dangled $11billion in clear profit in front of FIFA’s piggy little eyes and, surprise, surprise, went onto emerge victorious.
To think it works any other way is frankly naive, hence: Qatar.
Oh well, time to dust off the ol’ Soccermeter again…