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2026 World Cup: US, Mexico, Canada Bid Together to Host Tournament

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Sunil Gulati (center), president of the United States Soccer Federation, Canadian CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani (left), and Mexican Football Federation President Decio De Maria hold up a signed unified bid for the 2026 soccer world cup on April 10, 2017, in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 10 Apr 2017 04:13 PM

The U.S., Mexico, and Canada announced details Monday of their joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup soccer tournament.

The joint effort would see the U.S. hosting about 60 World Cup games, with Mexico and Canada splitting the final 20 games between them, The Guardian reported.

It would be the first time the games were hosted by more than one country since Japan and South Korea hosted them in 2002. The U.S. has not hosted any World Cup action since 1994.

Despite recent complications in the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said President Donald Trump was on board with the idea.

“The president of the United States is fully supportive and encouraged us to have this joint bid,” Gulati said, The Guardian reported. “He is especially pleased that Mexico is part of this bid.”

“We looked at bidding alone and decided in the end that we wanted to bid with our partners in North America,” Gulati added.

The 1994 World Cup set attendance records that still stand today despite having only 24 teams playing (the league has since expanded to 32 teams). Fox Sports characterized the 1994 games as playing “a pivotal part in accelerating the growth of the game in the U.S.”

Other countries thinking about bidding in the 2026 cup include Morocco and Algeria. Europe and Asia are not eligible to bid this time because they hosted recent games.

Some people on Twitter, besides wondering why anyone is even thinking that far ahead, weren't fans of the idea.

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