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U.S., Canada, Mexico begin talks for 2026 World Cup joint bid - report

Gab Marcotti joins Outside the Lines to discuss the reasons behind moving the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams in 2026.

ZURICH -- The United States, Canada and Mexico have begun informal talks about making a three-way bid to host the biggest-ever World Cup in 2026, the Associated Press has reported.

In revealing the confidential discussions, the AP cited persons familiar with the talks who spoke on grounds of anonymity.

FIFA's decision Tuesday to expand the 2026 tournament -- to 48 teams from 32, playing 80 games instead of 64 -- increased the chances of co-hosting to share the load.

Victor Montagliani, a FIFA vice...

 By PA Sport

U.S., Canada, Mexico 2026 World Cup bid a possibility - CONCACAF chief

The "door is wide open'' for a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup from the United States, Canada and Mexico, according to the president of CONCACAF Victor Montagliani.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says world football's federations are ''overwhelmingly in favour'' of expanding the World Cup to a potential 48 teams, a structural change which could be implemented for the 2026 tournament.

There has not been a World Cup hosted in more than one nation since the 2002 finals were awarded to Japan and South...

USSF's Sunil Gulati: Donald Trump won't affect 2026 World Cup bid

There's a buzz around Columbus in anticipation of the showdown between the United States and Mexico.
The first episode of "Club & Country: The Hex" takes a look at MAPFRE Stadium, the site of many great USMNT-Mexico moments.
US Soccer Federation President, Sunil Gulati, has said that procedures must be reviewed by FIFA before the country consider whether to bid for the 2026 World Cup

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati says the election of Donald Trump will have no bearing on whether the USSF decides to bid for the 2026 World Cup, while cautioning that no decision has been made on whether the U.S. will bid at all.

Speaking at a roundtable of reporters ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier against Mexico, Gulati said several decisions would have to be made by FIFA before any determination about a bid will be made.

"We won't make a decision until we...

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South Korea and Japan win warm up for qualifiers with friendly wins

Lee Jeong-Hyeop was on target in South Korea's 2-0 win over Canada.

South Korea chalked up a 2-0 home win over Canada as Kim Bo-Kyung and Lee Jeong-Hyeop struck inside the opening half hour.

Korea, who face Uzbekistan in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, took the lead after 10 minutes when Kim was played through to beat Canada goalkeeper Simon Thomas.

They made it two in the 25th minute when Canada failed to clear their lines and Lee fired home from just outside the penalty area.

Yuya Osako grabbed two goals as Japan cruised to a 4-0 win over Oman in Kashima.


North America emerging as leading candidate to host 2026 World Cup

The ESPN FC crew discuss some of the potential pitfalls of an expanded FIFA World Cup.
The FC panel discuss one change they would each make on a global scale in football.

ZURICH -- North America became a stronger candidate to host an expanded World Cup in 2026 after the FIFA Council agreed on Friday that European and Asian nations should not bid again so soon after Russia hosts the 2018 World Cup and Qatar has the 2022 tournament.

"That has changed the landscape [of the 2026 contest] a little bit," said U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, a council member.

FIFA said Europe would be put on standby only if "none of the received bids fulfill the strict technical...