Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Mexico, United States and Canada launch joint bid to host 2026 World Cup

On Monday, April 10, 2017 at a press conference hosted by the federations of the three countries at One World Observatory in New York, the United States, Mexico and Canada launched a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
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".

FIFA, soccer's governing body, is expected to name the host for 2026 in May 2020, which is the final year of Trump's first presidential term.

The only other time multiple nations have hosted the World Cup was in 2002, when it was held in South Korea and Japan. In January, FIFA announced it would expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams starting from 2026.

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