It looks like the 2026 FIFA World Cup could have three host nations!
The US, Canada and Mexico are planning to submit a bid for consideration by FIFA to host an all-North American World Cup.
“Canada, the U.S., and Mexico are aiming for a joint bid, the idea has been around for a while, discussions are continuing and it is a very exciting proposition if it comes to fruition,” Montagliani, CONCACAF president, said, as quoted by David Conn from the Guardian. “We have had nothing but positive remarks about it and it is a very strong sign of what football can do to bring countries together.”
According to Victor Montagliani each nation has the infrastructure to host. The US last hosted the World Cup in 1994, Mexico in 1970 and Canada has never hosted the men’s World Cup but did host the women in 2015. A joint bid of all 3 countries “fits” with the tournament’s new format and a decision will likely be made “sometime this year.” Stay tuned!