Morocco lost the vote 134 to 65 in the Fifa Congress on Wednesday.
Most African nations were upset about fellow nations from their continent voting for America's United bid. Then you'd see Moroccan fans complaining about a few Arab nations backing the USA. Other than the politics, there's other upset fans in what was an emotional day for African football.
With Africa failing to host their second World Cup, it was expected that there'd be many complaints and finger pointing. The continent hosted their first tournament in South Africa in 2010.
Here's how soccer fans reacted throughout Africa.
The USA, Canada & Mexico joint bid has won the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup beating #morocco2026 by— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) June 13, 2018
134 votes to 65
#Morocco2026 🇲🇦— Morocco 2026 (@Morocco2026_EN) June 13, 2018
At the 68th @FIFAcom Congress, Member Associations have voted in favor of the North American United bid, which will now organise the 2026 @FIFAWorldCup #Morocco2026 congratulates @United2026 for their victory and we wish them well#TogetherForOneGoal pic.twitter.com/3pKizFhy6O
France 🇫🇷is the only country that defends #Morocco2026 as if it were his, he speaks to convainc the members of UEFA🇪🇺 to vote for Morocco🇲🇦— Amine Talal (@AmineTalal) June 13, 2018
While an Arab country🇸🇦 stabbed us on the back
Thank's to all the countries that will vote for us, winner or loser
Algeria, Morocco’s arch-rival, voted in favor of #Morocco2026 whereas Saudi Arabia, a country Moroccan soldiers die for in Yemen, voted for the US bid.— Amerruki (@Amerruki) June 12, 2018
Let that sink in.
I am a Liberian and I stand Morocco 🇲🇦 and support Morocco for for #Morocco2026. When USA 🇺🇸 and many other Western Countries closed their borders n stopped planes for entering Liberia, Morocco was there for us.— Adam Dorley, MD (@Amdorley) June 10, 2018
Best of luck to Morocco in the race to host the 2026 World Cup tomorrow. Algeria are routing for you!— DZ Football (@DZFootball_en) June 12, 2018
Although I think it’s unlikely that there will be two Arab hosts in a row, it would be great to see you win the bid!#Morocco2026 pic.twitter.com/u6yNFHZRZa
There it is. #WorldCup2026 is coming to North America. By final count of 134-65, #United2026 bid tops #Morocco2026. #worldcup returns to U.S. for first time since picture below was taken. 1994 changed my life, hope 2026 will do same for boys and girls in 🇲🇽 🇨🇦 & 🇺🇸. pic.twitter.com/2H2K5lHxoS— Sebastian Salazar (@SebiSalazarFUT) June 13, 2018
If we Africans need to be persuaded to support another African country in its bid, then there is something wrong with us. #morocco2026— Ayodele Ladokun (@ayoladokun) June 12, 2018
After months of hard work, visiting 80% of the world and campaigning for #Morocco2026 it all comes down to this. Tomorrow, the 207 FIFA federations will decide the 2026 World Cup host.— Maghrib Foot (@MaghribFoot) June 12, 2018
Let's make history together. Together for Africa. Together for Morocco!#TogetherForOneGoal pic.twitter.com/5I57mvy26H
America I love you, but I am #Morocco2026— Valdez (@benyboi) June 12, 2018
Canada and the United States are not football nations. It's a disgrace that Morocco's bid was put aside, especially when it was for poor and illegitimate reasons. It could have been a great opportunity to make the African continent shine. #morocco2026— FRS (@fares_bns) June 13, 2018
This is why the United Bid should not win the 2026 World Cup bid. Threats are just as corrupting as envelopes of cash and expensive gifts. #StandUpToBullying— James Barisic 🇪🇺 #FBPE (@jamesmb) June 13, 2018
Let's have a clean #WorldCup
Let's have a #Morocco2026 World Cup! 🇲🇦 pic.twitter.com/Kbchcy9VgG