Mexico is planning to put in a bid for a record-breaking third FIFA World Cup in 2026.
“Mexico was a great host in ’70 and ’86, so we are indeed going to fight. We want to have a World Cup [again],” Mexican Football Federation (FMF) president, Justino Compeán, said.
“There will be a strong competition with the United States. FIFA is always more demanding with all the structures that are needed, the United States has great resources, great stadiums, triple the population we have and all that counts. [But] Mexico’s football infrastructure keeps growing and that World Cup can be feasible for [us].”
Mexico is one of four countries to have hosted the World Cup on two occasions, along with Italy in 1934 and 1990, France in 1938 and 1998, and West Germany/Germany in 1974 and 2006.