We Are United As One
The United Bid Committee was created by the national soccer federations of Canada, Mexico and the United States to manage the bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. Robert Kraft serves as Honorary Chairman of the United Bid Committee Board of Directors. Sunil Gulati is Chairman of the United Bid Committee Board of Directors, which includes representatives of the three North American soccer federations. The Executive Director of the United Bid Committee is John Kristick.
Everything we do, all that we invent, design and offer, will be shared. We will use the FIFA World Cup™ to open the door to a world of opportunity.
Transforming North America into a soccer powerhouse would deliver great benefits to FIFA and the game for generations to come.
The 2026 FIFA World Cup™ will be the first with the expanded 48-team format and will require world-class facilities and infrastructure to ensure a successful tournament. The United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States is uniquely suited to accommodate FIFA’s high-level standards for hosting a FIFA World Cup™. If the United Bid is selected by FIFA as the host for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™, at least 12 cities will be selected as venues for games. Canada, Mexico and the United States have a long and successful history as hosts - 13 FIFA events have been hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States, five of which set attendance records.
Learn more about the United Bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ by clicking the links below.