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United 2026 World Cup Bid

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New North American Survey Shows Broad Support for United Bid to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup

NEW YORK (Oct. 24, 2017) – A new survey of adults in Canada, Mexico, and the United States confirms broad support for a United Bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. The survey found that 77 percent of North American residents are in favor of hosting the first-ever 48-team FIFA World CupÔ, and 81 percent of respondents across the three countries agree that hosting the tournament w Read more
MNT Oct 24, 2017

United Bid Committee Moves to Next Stage of Bid Process for 2026 FIFA World Cup

NEW YORK (Oct. 4, 2017) – The United Bid Committee announced today the 32 cities across North America that could serve as Official Host Cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. The 32 potential host cities include four cities in Canada, three in Mexico and 25 cities in the United States. The full list of cities is included below. The United Bid Committee also confirmed it will continue en Read more
MNT Oct 4, 2017

Three Nations, 41 Cities: A Look at the United Bid's Potential Hosts

Today, 41 cities are taking the next step towards being a part of the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ by submitting their bids to become Official Host Cities. The candidate cities span diverse geography across three North American nations, and are united in their commitment to the sport and its future. If the United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States is selected, at least 12 of these cities Read more
MNT Sep 7, 2017

Forty-One Cities Across Canada, Mexico and the United States Submit Bids to Serve as Host Cities in United Bid for 2026 FIFA World Cup

CHICAGO (Sept. 7, 2017) – Forty-one cities across Canada, Mexico and the United States have submitted bids to serve as Official Host Cities in the United Bid for the 2026 FIFA World CupTM. The United Bid Committee will review all bid submissions and release an initial shortlist of cities later this Fall. The United Bid Committee started its outreach to potential host cities by sending Reque Read more
MNT Sep 7, 2017

United Bid Committee Commences Outreach for Potential Host Cities in Bid for 2026 FIFA World Cup

CHICAGO (August 15, 2017) – The United Bid Committee of the United States, Mexico and Canada officially started its outreach for cities to declare their interest to serve as Official Host Cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ by sending Requests for Information (RFIs) to 44 cities across the three nations. The RFI asks each city to declare its interest to take part in the bid process b Read more
MNT Aug 15, 2017

United Bid of USA, Mexico and Canada to Compete Against Morocco for Right to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

CHICAGO (August 11, 2017) – The United Bid of the United States, Mexico and Canada will be competing against Morocco for the opportunity to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ after FIFA announced earlier today that the African country has officially submitted their intention to participate in process. The deadline for Member Associations to inform FIFA of their intention to bid was Read more
MNT Aug 11, 2017

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati Q&A on the United Bid to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Morocco has also decided to bid for the 2026 World Cup. What does that mean for the U.S., Mexico and Canada bid? “We’ve always been prepared for the fact that there’ll be other people who are interested in this. It shows how valuable and important the World Cup is. Regardless of whether other countries were bidding, we would treat this as a competition. Whether it was in the na Read more
MNT Aug 11, 2017

Bocanegra, Foudy and Foster-Simeon Join Board of Directors for United Bid Committee

CHICAGO (Aug. 4, 2017) – Legendary U.S. National Team players and former U.S. captains Carlos Bocanegra and Julie Foudy, as well as U.S. Soccer Foundation President and CEO Ed Foster-Simeon, will join the Board for the United Bid Committee of Canada, Mexico and the United States that will oversee the bidding process to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ to North America. The three new boar Read more
MNT Aug 4, 2017

Robert Kraft Named Honorary Chairman of the Board for United Bid Committee of Canada Mexico USA

CHICAGO (July 19, 2017) – Legendary sports executive and National Football League and Major League Soccer owner Robert Kraft has been named the Honorary Chairman of the Board for the United Bid Committee of Canada, Mexico and the United States that will oversee the bidding process to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ to North America. Kraft has been an important figure in American soccer Read more
MNT Jul 19, 2017

United Bid Committee for Canada, Mexico and United States Officially Formed for 2026 FIFA World Cup

CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) – The National Federations of Canada, Mexico and the United States have officially formed a United Bid Committee to kick off the bidding process to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup to North America. Uniquely suited to handle the expanded format of a 48-team tournament, this unprecedented joint bid will be best positioned to unite the world in celebrating the biggest sport Read more
MNT Jul 6, 2017

Five Things to Know About the Expedited Bid Window for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

During the 67th FIFA Congress on May 11, 2017 in Manama, Bahrain, the organization's 211 member associations ratified the next stages of the bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.  Here's what it means for the USA's unified bid with Mexico and Canada: FIFA Congress Approves Expedited (But Not Exclusive) Bid Process for the 2026 World Cup In the past, the bidding process for a World Read more
MNT May 11, 2017

Quote Sheet: Unified 2026 World Cup Bid - CONCACAF and Canadian Soccer Association President Victor Montagliani

CONCACAF and Canadian Soccer Association President Victor Montagliani QUOTE SHEET 2026 FIFA World Cup Unified Bid Announcement April 10, 2017 One World Trade Center – New York City Opening statement: “Thank you very much. It is indeed an honor, to stand here as the president of Canada Soccer, in this historic landmark. And as [U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati] says, it represen Read more
MNT Apr 11, 2017

Quote Sheet: Unified 2026 World Cup Bid - Federación Mexicana de Fútbol President Decio De Maria

Federación Mexicana de Fútbol President Decio De Maria QUOTE SHEET 2026 FIFA WORLD CUP Unified Bid Announcement One World Trade Center – New York City Opening Statement: “Good afternoon everybody, now it’s time to speak in Spanish so I’ll switch… Para mi país y para la FMF hoy es un día muy importante. Es un día importante po Read more
MNT Apr 11, 2017

Quote Sheet: Unified 2026 World Cup Bid - U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati QUOTE SHEET 2026 FIFA World Cup Unified Bid Announcement April 10, 2017 One World Trade Center – New York City  Opening Remarks from the top floor of One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere that overlooks New York City: “It’s a pretty extraordinary place, this building; the sites from this building, it says a Read more
MNT Apr 11, 2017

GALLERY: United States, Canada and Mexico Make Unified Bid for 2026 World Cup

CONCACAF member nations the United States, Canada and Mexico declared their unified bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The historic bid, which would represent the first time that three nations would jointly host a FIFA competition, was announced by U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, CONCACAF and Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani, and Federación Mexican Read more
MNT Apr 10, 2017

Five Things to Know: Unified 2026 World Cup Bid

On Monday, the Federations of the United States, Canada and Mexico submitted an historic unified bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Here are five things you should know about the North American World Cup bid. The Bid On April 10, 2017, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), along with the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) and Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) announced Read more
MNT Apr 10, 2017

United States, Canada and Mexico Declare Intention to Submit Unified Bid to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup

NEW YORK (April 10, 2017) – CONCACAF member nations the United States, Canada and Mexico today declared their intention to formally submit a unified bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The historic unified bid, which would represent the first time that three nations would jointly host a FIFA competition, was announced by U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, CONCACAF and Canadian Read more
MNT Apr 10, 2017
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