Mexico may bid for 2026 World Cup

Associated Press Modified: September 21, 2012 at 10:07 am •  Published: September 21, 2012
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico may bid for the 2026 World Cup, knowing it will face tough competition from the United States.

Mexico federation president Justino Compean said, at the least, he wants the event in CONCACAF, the region of North and Central America and the Caribbean.

"It's going to be a fight," Compean said. "I don't know if Mexico has the capacity to battle it out, although it's still 14 years away."

He said even if the United States wins the bid, Mexico will benefit.

"It will be a tough fight, but assuming the United States wins, we would also win because we are very close geographically, and there are millions of Mexicans there. This means we would be like the home team. Besides, it also means we would not have to face the United States in qualifying."

Compean has said Mexico is bidding for the 2017 Under-20 World Cup.



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