US Could Gain FIFA Support Through Mexico, Canada Joint Bid
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States, Mexico and Canada are going to announce a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup, according to a person familiar with the decision.
The Confederation of North and Central America and Caribbean Association Football is moving ahead with the bid that was widely expected before Donald Trump was elected president. There has been concern the plan was unworkable under Trump's anti-immigrant policies, but even if he serves a second term Trump would not be president in 2026.
The source says the confederation made the final decision to go ahead with the bid at its meeting Saturday in Aruba. In a news release, CONCACAF says the countries will be making a "historic announcement."