US, Mexico, Canada Launch Joint 2026 World Cup Bid
The US, Mexico and Canada have officially launched a joint bid for football's 2026 World Cup hosting rights (Al Jazeera English)
Update: World Cup 2026 Bid Announcement Met with Mixed Reviews in Mexico (ESPN)
The football associations of the United States, Canada and Mexico have announced their intention to submit a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
The CONCACAF countries confirmed their plan to bring the tournament to North America at a press conference at One World Trade Centre in New York.
US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, Mexico’s Decio De Maria and Canada’s Victor Montagliani announced the unified bid, which would represent the first time three nations jointly host a FIFA competition.
The proposal will see the US host 60 games, with 10 each in Canada and Mexico.
The World Cup was last held in the region at USA 1994, while Mexico hosted in 1970 and 1986. Canada hosted the 2015 women’s World Cup.
...The 2026 tournament will be the first of the new 48-team, 80-game format. The final decision to name the hosts will be made in May 2020.
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