For now, the United bid — which has combined forced between the United States, Mexico and Canada — is in a good position heading into the voting process to host the 2026 World Cup.
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On Friday, the North American joint-bid outscored Morocco following FIFA’s inspection, with an overall 4 out of 5 score. Morocco’s score totaled a 2.7 out of 5.
Morocco received a “high risk” score in three major areas; stadium locations, accommodation and accommodation combined with transportation.
Meanwhile, the United bid failed to receive a single “high risk” score in the FIFA-conducted tests.
The next step in the World Cup voting process will come on June 10, when FIFA has to approve both bids before heading into June 13 voting — which will decide which host receives the honors.Follow @MattReedFutbol