2026 World Cup Could Have Three Hosts As Well As More Teams

The 2026 World Cup could make history for being the biggest ever with 48 teams but now FIFA have also said that it could take place in three countries and there's already three front runners.

With the 2018 World Cup taking part in a country with questionable drug policies on its athletes and worries over attacks by hooligans on opposition fans you'd have thought that it couldn't get any worse.

However we know in 2022 that the tournament will be hosted in a country of searing heat, that doesn't care too much about football, in December. And that's not mentioning the abuse of migrant workers building the stadiums.

So with football's world governing body seemingly hell bent on ruining it's biggest day out every four years it came as no surprise this week when they decided to expand the tournament to 48 teams.

And they've also opened up the possibility of a three country tournament calling it a 'definite possibility' and it looks like a USA-Canada-Mexico World Cup is likely in nine years time.

CONCACAF president, Canadian Victor Montagliani backed the idea saying, "A USA-Canada-Mexico World Cup in 2026 is definitely a possibility because the rules now allow for it and it is an opportunity for CONCACAF.

"In some regions co-hosting not only makes more sense but is the only sense. It's not just the 48 teams, it's the training facilities and all the other infrastructure that's required."

It's thought that a majority of the 80 games would be held in the US with Mexico and Canada only hosting a handful.

It seems like a waste of three hosts considering the size of America and the fact Mexico has previously hosted two World Cups.

With President-elect Donald Trump hoping to build a wall between America and Mexico it might become an impossibility but Montagliani added, "football would trump politics - no pun intended."

To be honest I might not be on board with the idea but it gives me the chance to remind everyone of Diana Ross' incredible penalty fail at the 1994 World Cup opening ceremony so I'm happy:

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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