|US, Mexico and Canada to Launch Bid to Cohost FIFA World Cup in 2026|
Monday, 10 April 2017 15:04
By Christian Radnedge
The United States, Canada and Mexico will officially announce a joint-bid to cohost the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
It was widely reported that the three CONCACAF nations were to come together for a joint bid after FIFA last year approved increasing the number of participating teams from 32 to 48, starting from the 2026 event onwards.
On Monday, the leading football officials from each country’s federation came together at New York’s Freedom Tower to announce the bid to the world.
They included US Soccer president Sunil Gulati, Mexican football president Decio De Maria and head of Canadian soccer Victor Montagliani - who is also the president of CONCACAF.
The 2026 vote will take place in May 2020 and FIFA confirmed in October a return to the rotation system for hosting, meaning that Europe and Asia are cannot launch a bid given the World Cups in Russia and Qatar in 2018 and 2022.
More to follow…