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‘Historic’ World Cup bid to unite North and Central America

Monday, April 10, 2017

The United States, Mexico and Canada are going to announce a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup today.

Concacaf, the football confederation of North and Central America and the Caribbean, is moving ahead with the bid that was widely expected before Donald Trump was elected president. There has been concern the plan was unworkable under Trump's anti-immigrant policies, but even if he serves a second term Trump would not be president in 2026.

The confederation made the final decision to go ahead with the bid at its meeting Saturday in Aruba. In a news release, Concacaf said the countries will be making a "historic announcement."

Source: Associated Press