With a historic announcement on Wednesday, Los Angeles inched one step closer to becoming a World Cup host city.
It was revealed Wednesday morning that the United States, Mexico and Canada will serve as joint hosts for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. This marks the first time that three nations have been selected too co-host a World Cup.
Below are some comments on the big news.
Alan Rothenberg, Managing Member of the Los Angeles World Cup 2026 Host Committee:
"We are honored FIFA awarded the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ to the United Bid and even prouder that Los Angeles is among the 23 Candidate Host Cities that have the demonstrated history and ability to stage the world's largest sporting event. Los Angeles is excited about the opportunity to welcome an inclusive celebration of soccer that is the FIFA World Cup™ back to our city and are fully committed to working with the United Bid and FIFA to ensure the fans, players, and officials have a truly spectacular experience at the largest FIFA World Cup™ in history."
Carlos Cordeiro, President of U.S. Soccer and Co-Chair of the United Bid:
"Hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ is a rare and important moment to demonstrate that we are all truly united through sport. We are humbled by the trust our colleagues in the FIFA family have put in our bid; strengthened by the unity between our three countries and the CONCACAF region; and excited by the opportunity we have to put football on a new and sustainable path for generations to come."
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