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 Mexicana de Fútbol president Decio de Maria at One World Observatory in New York on the 102nd and top floor of the One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

The three nations have hosted 13 FIFA events combined (Men’s, Women’s and Youth World Cups and Confederations Cup), which is more than any other trio of geographically connected nations, and set attendance records for five of those events. The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the first with the expanded 48-team format, requiring facilities and infrastructure that these countries are uniquely suited to fulfill.