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

  • Bid comes at time of heightened scrutiny of US-Mexico relationship
  • US Soccer says Donald Trump is pleased Mexico is part of bid
  • US will host majority of games – including final – under current proposals

The United States, Mexico and Canada announced details for a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup at a news conference on Monday on the 102nd floor of One World Trade Center in New York City.

If the ambitious three-nation bid, first reported last week by the Guardian, is successful it would be the first time a World Cup was co-hosted by multiple countries since the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan. The bid also comes at a time when the relationship between Mexico and the United States has come under scrutiny, with the US president, Donald Trump, vowing to build a wall on the Mexican border.

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