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U.S.-Mexico-Canada joint bid submits application to host 2026 World Cup

U.S.-Mexico-Canada joint bid submits application to host 2026 World Cup
From ESPN - March 16, 2018

The United States, Mexico and Canada formally submitted their joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup on Friday, as did fellow hopefuls Morocco.

The deadline has now passed for any other countries to submit a bid, with a decision due to be voted on by FIFA on June 13.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said: "We have two bids in play, one is a joint bid involving Canada, United States and Mexico, one is Morocco.

"Today, these two bids were presented and they will be looked at thoroughly by a technical task force. We will evaluate the two bids. We will visit the venues and then decide if the two bids live up to the minimum requirements. If they are, the decision will be taken to congress."

Carlos Cordeiro, the newly elected president of U.S. Soccer, wrote on Twitter:

The United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the USA to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup has been submitted!Our message to the world: with 23 world-class stadiums and 150 training sites already built and operating, we are ready to host!#United2026 pic.twitter.com/mb2wE3iuX7

Carlos Cordeiro (@CACSoccer) March 16, 2018

In a letter addressed to "presidents, general secretaries and members of our FIFA family," Cordeiro and bid co-chairmen Steven Reed and Decio De Maria wrote: "We believe that our three nations offer the only bid that can deliver the certainty that's needed."

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