"We will use this platform to unite the world around football and help create a new and sustainable blueprint for the future of FIFA World Cups," Mexican Football Federation President Decio de Maria said in the release.
US Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro and Canadian Soccer President Steven Reed both said the 2026 cup presents an exciting opportunity to put the sport on a new path for the global football community and for future generations.
According to the North American bid, some 23 cities have an opportunity to host games for the 2026 tournament, but the final pool will be selected later. The bid also said the games are expected to generate more than $14 billion in revenue for FIFA.
Earlier in the day, the 68th FIFA Congress, organized a day before the start of the World Cup 2018 in Russia, has selected the united bid from the US, Mexico and Canada to host the main soccer tournament in 2026. This will be the first World Cup hosted in three countries.