The United States may not be playing any part in the 2018 World Cup, but they are favorites for a huge victory in Moscow this week.
The 68th FIFA Congress, taking place in the Russian Capital in the days leading up to the big kick-off, will contain a vote for the hosting rights of the 2026 World Cup. The United 2026 bid is going head-to-head with a rival bid from Morrocco.
The United bid—comprising the United States, Canada and Mexico—is the favorite. However, a cursory glance back at the last World Cup hosting vote, in which Russia and Qatar were awarded tournaments, shows that the favourite doesn’t always get the gig.
Here’s everything you need to know about the bidding process and the promises that United 2026 have made