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USA, Canada, Mexico to make joint bid to host W’Cup 2026

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USA, Canada, Mexico to make joint bid to host W'Cup 2026

The United States of America and their neighbours, Canada and Mexico, have announced their plans of making a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

The tournament will see the expansion of contenders from 32 teams to 48.

With Europe and Asia not eligible to host that year, if the trio turn out successful in their bid, it would be the first time a World Cup has been shared by three host nations.

The US are to host the bulk of the matches according to the proposal, while few will be played in Mexico and Canada.

However, the decision on who will host the event will be made by FIFA in 2020.

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“The United States, Mexico and Canada have individually demonstrated their exceptional abilities to host world-class events,” said Sunil Gulati, president of the US Soccer Federation.

“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.”

Recall that the USA staged the 1994 World Cup, which had the highest average attendance in the tournament’s history, while Mexico was the first nation to host the event twice, in 1970 and 1986.

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