Canada Considers Bidding Options for 2026 World Cup
Canadian Soccer Association president (and CONCACAF president-elect) Victor Montagliani says a decision on hosting World Cup 2026 could arrive by spring — and Canada could factor in to a single or joint bid with the United States and Mexico.
“We’ve already started (our bid) in a soft way,” Montagliani told the Toronto Sun before Christmas.
“We’ll find out more in January what this thing is going to look like. We have to make a decision thereafter from a CONCACAF perspective whether there will be three bids or joint bids or what it’s going to look like.”
On Wednesday, FIFA president Gianni Infantino told the Dubai International Sports Conference that World Cup ’26 almost certainly will be expanded to as many as 48 teams.
“I think it’s about time to move again,” said Infantino, who was flanked on stage by Montagliani. “I don’t know what the future will bring 20 years from now.
“For the time being, if we can have a full month, that doesn’t add