North America Wins 2026 FIFA World Cup Bid

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Exciting news coming from the CONCACAF today as they have been awarded the 2026 Men’s FIFA World Cup bid. This will consist of host countries The United States, Canada and Mexico all hosting play.  Cincinnati and Los Angles are just two of the rumored cities to host games in The United States.

This is the first World Cup to be played on American soil since 1994.  If you recall, the Gold Cup was hosted here last summer with one game played at First Energy Stadium.

The official statement from the CONCACAF can been seen below.

“We are very excited and humbled that the FIFA Member Associations have entrusted the Concacaf region with the honor of hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup in its new extended format.

This is a monumental victory for the Concacaf family, as the United Bid exemplified the strong collaboration, beyond politics and business, that currently exists in our region.

We would like to thank all the member associations who supported the United Bid, which can now test the effectiveness of a multi-nation hosting model for fulfilling the requirements of an expanded FIFA World Cup format, opening the doors for other nations in the future to come together to bid for this honor

We would also like to congratulate the Member Associations of Canada, Mexico and the United States, as well as the United Bid team, for winning the bid for the Concacaf region.

Over the next eight years, Concacaf and its member associations will continue to support our three host countries and FIFA as they prepare to host the world’s largest sporting competition, and welcome 48 teams alongside their millions of fans.

We will all also work together to leverage this opportunity as a platform to accelerate the development of football in our own region, with the potential to bring positive social impact through football, as well as breaking records of attendance and revenue that will contribute to the sustainability of our game.”

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