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World Cup 2026: USA, Canada and Mexico announce joint bid to host tournament

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World Cup 2026

World Cup 2026: USA, Canada and Mexico announce joint bid to host tournament

New York, NY – USA, Canada and Mexico will launch a joint-bid to host the World Cup 2026. It will be the first tournament after the expansion from 32 teams to 48.

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati, Canadian Soccer Association President Victor Montagliani and Mexican Football Federation President Decio de Maria gathered on the 102nd floor of One World Trade Center to make the announcement which hopes to see the tournament return to the CONCACAF region for the first time since the U.S. hosted the World Cup in 1994.

The USA held the 1994 World Cup which had the highest average attendance in the tournament’s history. Mexico has hosted the World Cup in 1970 and 1986. On the other hand, Canada has never hosted the men’s edition but successfully hosted the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

However, the vote will take place in 2020. This will be three years later than scheduled because of corruption allegations surrounding the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.

The U.S. will take the bulk of the tournament, with 60 of the 80 games in the United States of America.

“There will be 80 games, three quarters of which would be played in the United States and 10 games in each of Canada and Mexico,” Gulati confirmed.

Additionally, the U.S. would host quarterfinal stage on-wards. This also means that the World Cup final would take place in the United States.