There are 25 cities in the United States, four in Canada and three in Mexico that made the list. In addition to the combined North American bid, Morroco also submitted a bid. FIFA will decide whether to accept one of those bids in June, 2018. If the United Bid is selected to host the 2026 World Cup, at least 12 cities will be selected as venues.
“We are thrilled to learn that Cincinnati will continue in the process to finalize hosting plans for 2026 FIFA World Cup,” said Jackie Reau, Board Chair, Cincinnati USA Sports Commission & CEO of Game Day Communications. “The Cincinnati USA Sports Commission will continue to work collaboratively with FC Cincinnati along with community partners and companies to form a Local Organizing Committee which will oversee the community-driven process.”