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 today.

“We’ve always been prepared for the fact that other countries could also decide to bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™,” said United Bid Chairman Sunil Gulati. “Competition is good, and overall it shows the value and importance of the FIFA World Cup. We’re excited to prepare a bid that will demonstrate to FIFA that the first FIFA World Cup to be held in the CONCACAF region since 1994 should be awarded to Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Over the next eight months we’ve got a lot of work to do. The United Bid Committee has already started that work, and we will now go into full motion with our team in New York, in collaboration with our partners in Canada and Mexico.

Next week we will provide…