Donald Trump Takes Credit For Winning World Cup 2026 Bid
Earlier this week it was announced that 134 out 200 national soccer federations voted to bring the 2026 men's World Cup to the United States, Canada and Mexico as part a joint bid. Today, President Trump took credit for making it all happen.
As Trump is one to do, he took to twitter this morning to reveal how hard he - and his "great team talented people" - worked on bringing the world's biggest sporting event to North America. He also sent a special thanks to New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft for his excellent advice.
"Thank you for all the compliments on getting the World Cup to come to the U.S.A., Mexico and Canada. I worked hard on this, along with a Great Team talented people. We never fail, and it will be a great World Cup! A special thanks to Bob Kraft for excellent advice," Trump tweeted.
As part the U.S., Canada, Mexico bid, 60 the 80 games will be played in the United States, including all matches from the quarterfinals to the championship match, while Canada and Mexico will host 10 games apiece, according to reports. The 2026 World Cup final is expected to be played at MetLife Stadium, just outside New York City.
The last time the men’s World Cup was in North America was when the United States hosted in 1994. Mexico hosted in 1970 and 1986, and Canada has never had the honor. According to the New York Times, the North Americans' pitch for the 2026 World Cup promised FIFA a record $11 billion in prit which could mean as much as $50 million for each national association.