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Senators call for Trump to back bid to host 2026 World Cup

A large group of American politicians have called for support for the North American bid for the 2026 World Cup.

Speaking in favor of the bid featuring the U.S., Mexico and Canada, a bi-partisan group of 43 senators wrote to President Donald Trump on Wednesday urging him to “express our support for the United Bid by Canada, Mexico, and the United States to jointly host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.”

“As one of three host nations, the United States would have the opportunity to deepen the relationship between our citizens and the extended global soccer community,” the letter states. “It would build on a successful legacy for our three nations, which together have hosted 13 FIFA-sponsored tournaments.”

The joint bid featuring the North American nations faces competition from Morocco, the lone other candidate for the 2026 hosting duties. FIFA is set to select an official host later this year.


  1. S.Res.218 — 114th Congress (2015-2016) A resolution congratulating the United States Women’s National Team for winning the 2015 FIFA World Cup.
    H.Res.1527 — 111th Congress (2009-2010) Congratulating the United States Men’s National Soccer Team for its inspiring performance in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
    H.Res.443 — 109th Congress (2005-2006) Congratulating the United States Men’s National Soccer Team on qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

    this sort of thing is what our government has always done in the past, and is all it should ever do imo. this and nothing more.

  2. I think we would be better off if Trump and his always-elegant brand of diplomacy stay about a thousand miles away from this.

    In fact I think our chances would improve dramatically if Trump were to pan the bid. Maybe we could even get him to say something mean about soccer in the process.

    “Trump doesn’t us sh!thole-nation grass fairies there, you say? WE’RE COMING!!!”

    • Agreed 100%

      doesnt matter whether you love him, like him or hate him… matters what the people who matter think

    • Yeah I’d love to see Trump (and these Senators) simply stay quiet on thi matter. Right now turning this into an international political football (ugh…. sorry) is a zero-upside idea. The good news here is that a USA-based WC is far more lucrative to FIFA than Morocco or anywhere else. And those money grubbing bums haven’t changed an ounce, as far as I’m concerned.


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