One side has David Beckham lobbying and Donald Trump menacing on social media. The other is promising a “European” World Cup in Africa.

But who will prevail on Wednesday when a vote is taken to decide on the hosts of the 2026 Fifa World Cup?

Morocco and a combined ‘United Bid’ between the United States, Canada, and Mexico are fighting for the right to stage the biggest World Cup ever held – with 48 teams playing 80 matches over 34 days.

After the controversial award of the 2018 and 2022 tournaments to Russia and Qatar respectively, Fifa has promised a “more open and transparent” vote this time.

But what are the two bids offering? How will the vote work? And who is going to host the World Cup in eight years’ time?

Long-haul flights & three nations – the United Bid

The 23 potential World Cup 2026 venues in Canada, the United States and Mexico – 10 of the 17 USA cities would eventually be used

Former England captain David Beckham says