Canada, USA & Mexico announce joint bid for 2026 World Cup
The United States, Mexico, and Canada are joining together and will enter a bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
The announcement was made Monday afternoon in a press conference hosted by the federations of the three countries at One World Observatory in New York.
“We have the full support of the United States government in this project,” United States Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said. “The President of the United States is fully supportive and encouraged us to have this joint bid. He is especially pleased that Mexico is part of this bid — and that’s in the last few days we’ve gotten further encouragement on that.
“So we’re not at all concerned about some of the issues that other people may raise. We looked at bidding alone and decided in the end we wanted to bid with our partners in North America, and we have a strong encouragement from President Trump to that very end.”
FIFA, soccer’s governing body, is expected to name the host for 2026 in May 2020.