U.S., Mex­ico, Canada launch joint bid for 2026 World Cup

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

The United States launched its bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup with Mex­ico and Canada on Mon­day af­ter gain­ing the support of Pres­i­dent Trump amid re­gional po­lit­i­cal ten­sions.

Trump de­rided Mex­ico as a source of rapists and crim­i­nals in his cam­paign and has vowed to build an im­pen­e­tra­ble wall on the south­ern bor­der.

The North Amer­i­can na­tions are seek­ing to bring the World Cup back to the re­gion for the first time since 1994 when the U.S. was the sole host.

No ri­val bid has emerged for the 2026 tour­na­ment, which is due to be awarded by FIFA in 2020.

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