U.S.A., Canada and Mexico post a combined North American bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup
President Trump gave his assent to an official bid by North America to host the 2026 Football World Cup. The 2018 and 2022 editions are scheduled to be held in Russia and UAE respectively. The bid includes a total of 23 cities including Los Angeles, Mexico City, Toronto and even Seattle.
President Donald Trump has voiced his support for the bid and has tried to influence other countries as well. “The U.S. has put together a STRONG bid w/ Canada & Mexico for the 2026 World Cup. It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the U.S. bid. Why should we be supporting these countries when they don’t support us (including at the United Nations)?”.
If they win, the games would be divided disproportionately among the 3 nations. The U.S.A. would host 60 games and Canada and Mexico would host 10 games each.
Its only rival is the poor African nation of Morocco. Unlike North America, where the stadiums and related infrastructure is already in pace, Morocco would need to construct 9 new stadiums and upgrade the ones already existing to FIFA standards.
All of FIFA’S 211 members will sit together on June 13 in Moscow, one day before the World Cup is scheduled to begin, to vote for the nation which will host the 2026 World Cup.