The United States, Canada and Mexico have declared their intention to submit a bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
The bid would represent the first time that three nations would jointly host a FIFA competition and was announced by U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, CONCACAF and Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani, and Federación Mexicana de Fútbol president Decio de Maria in New York.
“This is a milestone day for U.S. Soccer and for CONCACAF,” Gulati said. “We gave careful consideration to the prospect of bidding for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, and ultimately feel strongly this is the right thing for our region and for our sport.
“Along with our partners from the Canadian Soccer Association and the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol, we are confident that we will submit an exemplary bid worthy of bringing the FIFA World Cup back to North America.
“The United States, Mexico and Canada have individually demonstrated their exceptional abilities to host world-class events.
“When our nations come together as one, as we will for 2026, there is no question the United States, Mexico and Canada will deliver an experience that will celebrate the game and serve players, supporters and partners alike.”
A unified bid to welcome the world to 🇨🇦🇺🇸🇲🇽 in 2026!
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) April 10, 2017
If approved, it would be the first finals held in North America since the US hosted the 1994 competition.