The USA, Mexico And Canada Are Reportedly Set To Submit A Joint World Cup Bid
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The USA, Mexico and Canada have reportedly agreed to submit a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup at the CONCACAF conference this weekend.
“Canada, the US 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. 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,” CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani, a Canadian, told The Guardian.
With the World Cup expanding to 48 teams in 2026, a joint bid like this is probably the smartest option, even though all three countries have the necessary infrastructure to host the World Cup on their own. This begs the question: where would they have the final? The most obvious candidates are probably the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles and Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
Also: July 4, 2026 would mark the 250th anniversary of the ratification of the Declaration of Independence, marking the beginning of the United States as a nation. That would fall right around the day of the final, if past World Cups are anything to go on. If, for example, Christian Pulisic, Bobby Wood, Jon Brooks and a few others fulfill their potential by then, we could conceivably have —
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