The USA, Mexico and Canada have submitted a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup, but will face competition from Morocco to stage the tournament.
The two bids were submitted before the Thursday, 30 November deadline, as the competition to host the first 48-team World Cup heats up.
The next stage of the process is the submission of candidacy dossiers on 16 March next year, before the final decision is made by FIFA on 13 June.
The 2026 tournament will be decided by all 211 national federations, rather than the smaller executive committee. FIFA revamped the decision making process in the fall-out from Sepp Blatter’s departure.
Russia will host the 2018 World Cup at the end of the season, and Qatar are scheduled to host the controversial mid-season tournament in 2022.
You can watch the 2018 World Cup Draw live on Sky Sports News from 3pm on Friday 1 December.