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World Cup 2026: US, Canada & Mexico bid

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World Cup 2026: US, Canada & Mexico bid

The 1994 World Cup ultimate was held on the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California

A joint bid by the US, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup would make an $11bn (£8.1bn) revenue for world governing physique Fifa, the organisers say.

A North American World Cup is projected to create $14bn (£10.3bn) in income.

US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro stated it might be “probably the most profitable World Cup ever”.

Morocco have additionally bid to host the occasion and have obtained vital assist in latest weeks.

The North African nation submitted a 193-page doc to Fifa in March detailing the the reason why it should host the tournament.

Morocco has promoted the compact nature of its bid, in distinction to its rival’s plans to span a whole continent.

The vote to award the 2026 occasion takes place on 13 June in Moscow.

US President Donald Trump beforehand stated that it might be “a disgrace if nations we at all times assist” lobbied against the US bid.

That is regardless of Trump’s promise to construct a border wall between the US and Mexico, whereas his reported feedback on overseas nations sparked outrage earlier this 12 months.

Nevertheless, Cordeiro stated on Tuesday he hoped Fifa members would put aside politics after they vote subsequent month.

“The query of who will host in 2026 has at occasions turn into combined with geopolitics,” Cordeiro added.

“We’re asking that we be judged, not on the politics of the second, however on the deserves of our bid.”

America beforehand hosted the World Cup in 1994 and Mexico has hosted it twice, in 1970 and 1986.

BBC Sport – Football

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