It will mark the first time three countries have shared the planet's most popular sporting event.
After considering separate bids for the 2026 World Cup, the federations that govern soccer in Mexico, Canada and the United States made a decision to launch a cooperative effort to host the tournament in April 2017.
The World Cup final will be held at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the home of National Football League teams the New York Giants and New York Jets.
In 2002, Japan and South Korea both were granted automatic bids when they co-hosted the World Cup.
Mexico has twice hosted the World Cup, in 1970 and 1986. Canada has never hosted the World Cup.
Regardless of the political disputes, the joint proposal envisages the tournament's coming to 16 cities across the three countries, the largest for any World Cup, with likely three cities each in Mexico and Canada and 10 in the United States.
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The winning bid got 134 votes, compared to 65 for Morocco. "I think it will be a very hard decision that we will all have to make, the three of us in conjunction with Federation Internationale de Football Association when we have to determine the final 16, but it's a high-class problem".
The qualification places available is expected to be as follows: Europe 16 teams; Africa 9; Asia 8.5, South America 6, Concacaf 6.5, Oceania 1 and, in normal circumstance, one spot for the host nation.
Organizers had also anxious that the Trump administration's controversial travel ban targeting some Muslim nations could prevent some teams and fans from visiting during the tournament. The only two official bids came from the U.S. -Canada-Mexico of North America, and Morocco of Africa. Each team will play just two group-stage matches instead of the customary three. Mexico has played in every World Cup since 1990. Hosting rights for previous World Cups had been awarded by what was then a 24-person FIFA Executive Committee.
Even if Trump were to be elected for a second four-year term in 2020 he would not be in office when the World Cup kicks off in 2026. In the expanded competition, the Concacaf region, which represents North and Central America and the Caribbean, would still receive three additional slots, decided through the qualifying process, plus one team in an global playoff. It will also be the first tournament to be hosted by three countries, Goal reported.
Of those 23, only six are from outside the USA: Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey in Mexico, and Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton in Canada.
The Rose Bowl and Camping World Stadium were venues in 1994. Cordeiro contradicted Infantino's statement on the conference call, saying that the decision will be made by Federation Internationale de Football Association.
But the result was a bitter blow for Morocco after a fifth failed bid.