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Report: United States and Mexico discussing joint 2026 World Cup bid

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The United States and Mexico are discussing launching a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup and have already gained the early support of new FIFA president Gianni Infantino, ESPN FC reports.

According to  ESPN, football officials from the neighboring countries began discussions during this week's FIFA Congress in Mexico City and further talks between the two federations are expected in the coming months.

Korea and Japan hosted the last joint World Cup in 2002, but since, FIFA has been reluctant to award the hosting rights of future tournaments to joint bids.

However, during the FIFA congress in Mexico City, a new set of guidelines for hosting the World Cup were announced, opening the idea of joint bids for future tournaments.

Should this plan come into fruition, Mexico would be the first nation to host the World Cup three times.

In recent months, a new state of the art stadium opened in Monterrey, Mexico with a capacity of 70,000, and renovations to the Estadio Azteca are already taking place.