In an effort to become more transparent, FIFA made it mandatory that nations make their votes clear during the voting process for the 2026 World Cup.
The United Bid — comprised of the U.S., Canada and Mexico — took home an overwhelming victory on Wednesday, but let’s take a closer look at how they did so.
In all, 134 nations voted in favor of the North American bid, while 65 countries gave Morocco their votes.
Three more nations (Cuba, Spain and Slovenia) abstained from voting, while Iran was the only country to not vote in favor of either bid.
Among the biggest surprises to vote against the United Bid was Brazil, who is a member of CONMEBOL. The five-time World Cup champions were the only South American nation to not vote in favor of the North American contingent.
Meanwhile, France, Italy and Holland also voted in favor of Morocco.Follow @MattReedFutbol