By FRANCO PANIZO
If the United States is to win the hosting rights for the next available World Cup, it will have to have its bid ready in two years’ time.
FIFA announced on Friday that the 2026 World Cup host will be selected in May 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While it is unknown how many nations will bid, CONCACAF believes it should get first dibs considering it hasn’t held the tournament since the U.S. hosted in 1994.
The United States, Mexico and Canada have all previously expressed interest in hosting the 2026 World Cup. There were even talks of a potential joint bid between the U.S. and Mexico.
Given the controversy that occurred during the selections for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts, the 2026 tournament will be voted on by FIFA’s 209 member associations. Previously, only the governing body’s executive committee had a say.
What do you make of this development? What should the U.S. include this go-around to help make for a more successful bid? Already coming up with some good conspiracy theories in case the U.S. loses out?
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