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