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US President Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump has congratulated the United States, Mexico and Canada for winning the bid to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup.

The ‘United 2026’ bid was selected by Fifa member nations, winning 134 votes compared to 65 for Morocco, the other challenger for the hosting right.

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The voting took place on Wednesday in Russia, and Trump immediately took to his Twitter handle to congratulate the winning bid which he described as “a great deal of hard work!”

He tweeted, “The U.S., together with Mexico and Canada, just got the World Cup. Congratulations – a great deal of hard work!”