3 Countries Want To Host The 2026 World Cup Together

If the bid wins, it would be the first time three countries jointly hosted the tournament.
Posted at 1:25 PM, Apr 11, 2017

The 2026 FIFA World Cup could set a record years before it happens.

Canada, Mexico and the United States have announced a joint bid for the 2026 games. If it goes through, it'll be the first time three countries have co-hosted the soccer tournament.

The last time multiple nations hosted was in 2002 with South Korea and Japan.

But that's not the only thing that makes this tournament different. The 2026 games will expand from 32 teams to 48.

If the bid is accepted, the U.S. is slated to host 60 of the 80 games, and Canada and Mexico would split the remaining 20.

Cooperation among the three countries may come as a bit of a surprise to some. 

Relations between the U.S. and Mexico have been tense since the Trump administration proposed a border barrier.

But the head of U.S. soccer says President Donald Trump is all for the joint bid and is especially supportive of Mexico joining the ranks.