U.S. and Mexico considering joint bid to host 2026 World Cup

The United States and Mexico are in talks about a possible joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino has already voiced support for the idea.

“Mr. Infantino was very enthusiastic about my idea for a joint bid and wants me to pursue this further,” said Mexican Football Federation president Decio de Maria, ESPN FC reported on Friday.

John Motta, a board member of the United States Soccer Federation, said the group is “very open” to a joint bid after speaking with the Mexican federation about the possibility.

“It could be a positive move for the game in both countries, and it’s also a very exciting proposition for FIFA. We will now go away and formulate a timetable for further discussions,” Motta said, ESPN reported. “But whatever happens, we will bid for the 2026 World Cup—either jointly or we will go it alone.”