Canada, USA and Mexico will submit a joint-bid for 2026 FIFA World Cup

 

Canada, USA and Mexico have declared their intention to submit a unified bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. The historic unified bid represents the first time that three nations would jointly host a FIFA competition. The news was announced on April 10th by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and the Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani, U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, and Mexican Football Federation president Decio deMaria.

"Canada has already proven itself as a formidable host for the world's game, setting FIFA records for attendance at the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in 2002, the men's FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2007, and the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™," said Victor Montagliani, president of Canada Soccer and CONCACAF. "We look forward to continuing our successful collaboration with fellow CONCACAF member associations U.S. Soccer and Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación under the FIFA Council principles for joint bids and to continue our tradition of hosting record-breaking international events."


Canada hosted the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, which featured an expanded 24-nation field with matches played in six cities in five time zones. With record-setting attendance for any FIFA event outside of the men's FIFA World Cup™, over 1.35M spectators attended matches while more than 20 million Canadian viewers watched the competition on television.

Click the following link to read the official news release from the Canadian Soccer Association.