US, Mexico, Canada submit joint bid to host 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada will make a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

“We announce our bid to bring the World Cup back to the United States, to Canada and Mexico in 2026,” U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati told a press conference on Monday.

The plan is to stage 60 of the 80 World Cup games in the US, with Canada and Mexico hosting 10 games each.


All the games from the quarter-finals onwards would be in the US.

No nation from CONCACAF, the governing body for football in North and Central America and the Caribbean, has hosted the tournament since the United States in 1994.

The 2018 World Cup will be in Russia while Qatar hosts the tournament in 2022.

They are now the favourites to win the bid, as FIFA ruled out Europe and Asia hosting the major event again so quickly.

The bidding process is expected to run until 2020.