Scorecard: Who's supporting whom in World Cup 2026 bid race

United 2026 picked up support from Zimbabwe and Afghanistan in its bid to earn the 2026 World Cup hosting rights.

Morocco is counting on almost unanimous support in Africa, but Cosafa, the regional group of federations in southern Africa, has been fertile ground for United 2026.. South Africa has come out in support of United 2026 and Namibia has announced that it won't vote for Morocco for political reasons. Some African nations oppose Morocco's claim to Western Sahara.

Zimbabwe's decision followed a visit by a United 2026 representatives headed by Steve Reed, president of the Canadian Soccer Association and one of three co-chairpersons of the bid committee.

Afghanistan is the second Asian nation to come out in support of United 2026 after Saudi Arabia.

Here are the 211 FIFA members, by confederation, and those for which there are public expressions of support (and the source).

Africa (54 votes):
Algeria (Morocco-minister)
Angola (Morocco-federation)
Benin
Botswana (Morocco-federation)
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon (Morocco-federation)
Cape Verde Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Congo DR (Morocco-federation)
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt (Morocco-federation)
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia (Morocco-federation)
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau (Morocco-federation)
Kenya (Morocco-federation)
Lesotho
Liberia (United 2026-federation)
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco (ineligible to vote)
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria (Morocco-minister)
Rwanda
Sao Tome e Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa (United 2026-federation)
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia (Morocco-minister)
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe (United 2026-federation)

Asia (46 votes):
Afghanistan (United 2026-federaion)
Australia
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Chinese Taipei
Guam
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Japan
Jordan
Kuwait
Kyrgyz Republic
Laos
Lebanon (Morocco-bid committee)
Macau
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar (Morocco-federation)
Nepal
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine (Morocco-bid committee)
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia (United 2026-minister)
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen

Concacaf (35 votes):

Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda (Morocco-minister)
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize (United 2026-Uncaf)
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Canada (ineligible to vote)
Cayman Islands
Costa Rica (United 2026-Uncaf)
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica (Morocco-minister)
Dominican Republic
El Salvador (United 2026-Uncaf)
Grenada (United 2026-bid committee)
Guatemala (United 2026-Uncaf)
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras (United 2026-Uncaf)
Jamaica (United 2026-bid committee)
Mexico (ineligible to vote)
Montserrat
Nicaragua (United 2026-Uncaf)
Panama (United 2026-Uncaf)
Puerto Rico
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia (Morocco-minister)
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos Islands
US Virgin Islands
USA (ineligible to vote)

Conmebol (10 votes):
Argentina (United 2026-Conmebol)
Bolivia (United 2026-Conmebol)
Brazil (United 2026-Conmebol)
Chile (United 2026-Conmebol)
Colombia (United 2026-Conmebol)
Ecuador (United 2026-Conmebol)
Paraguay (United 2026-Conmebol)
Peru (United 2026-Conmebol)
Uruguay (United 2026-Conmebol)
Venezuela (United 2026-Conmebol)

Oceania (11 votes):
American Samoa
Cook Islands
Fiji
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tahiti
Tonga
Vanuatu

UEFA (55 votes):

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium (Morocco-bid committee)
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
England
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France (Morocco-federation)
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg (Morocco-bid committee)
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Montenegro
Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia (Morocco-federation)
San Marino
Scotland
Serbia (Morocco-federation)
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
Wales





Public declarations of support have been rare in recent weeks as the battle between United 2026 (USA, Canada and Mexico) and Morocco for the 2026 World Cup hosting rights winds down.

The support of Myanmar for Morocco, which came in the form of a statement from its federation president Zaw Zaw following a meeting Morocco's ambassador to Thailand, is an exception. If Morocco can garner widespread support within Asia for its bid, it will have a chance of toppling the favored North America bid.

For the first time, FIFA will conduct a public vote, releasing which federation voted for which candidate.

There are 211 FIFA members, though only 206 members are currently eligible to vote. The four bidders aren't allowed to vote, while Guatemala is suspended by FIFA.

If Guatemala votes, the winner will need 104 of 207 votes. If Guatemala doesn't and there's a tie at 103-103, FIFA has put a tiebreaker in place -- the 2026 World Cup hosting rights will go to the bidder with the higher technical score, which will be United 2026.

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Africa (54 votes):
Algeria (Morocco-minister)
Angola (Morocco-federation)
Benin
Botswana (Morocco-federation)
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Congo DR
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt (Morocco-federation)
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia (Morocco-federation)
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau (Morocco-federation)
Kenya (Morocco-federation)
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco (ineligible to vote)
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria (Morocco-minister)
Rwanda
Sao Tome e Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa (Morocco-federation)
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia (Morocco-minister)
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe



Africa (54 votes):
Algeria (Morocco-minister)
Angola (Morocco-federation)
Botswana (Morocco-federation)
Egypt (Morocco-federation)
Gambia (Morocco-federation)
Guinea-Bissau (Morocco-federation)
Kenya (Morocco-federation)
Nigeria (Morocco-minister)
South Africa (Morocco-federation)
Tunisia (Morocco-minister)
1 comment about "Scorecard: Who's supporting whom in World Cup 2026 bid race".
  1. Phil Hardy, June 6, 2018 at 8:46 p.m.

    What a farce. 

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