April 10, 2017 / 6:25 PM / 4 months ago

Soccer-U.S., Mexico and Canada announce 2026 World Cup bid

NEW YORK, April 10 (Reuters) - The United States, Mexico and Canada will make a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup, top soccer officials from the three nations announced on Monday.

No nation from CONCACAF, the governing body for soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean, has hosted the tournament since the United States in 1994.

The 2018 World Cup will be in Russia while Qatar hosts the tournament in 2022.

The CONCACAF region is widely viewed as favourite to host the 2026 tournament given FIFA rules that restrict Europe and Asia from hosting again so quickly.

The bidding process is expected to begin later this year and to run until 2020. (Editing by Andrew Both)

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