June 13, 2018

Van Hollen Applauds FIFA Selection of U.S., Mexico, Canada Bid

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen released the following statement in support of the International Federation of Association Football’s (FIFA) selection of the U.S., Mexico, Canada bid to host the 2026 World Cup. He led a bipartisan letter to President Trump with 43 Senators in February in support of the United 2026 bid and worked with his colleagues in the House and Senate to overwhelmingly pass a Congressional resolution of support.
“I’m thrilled that FIFA has decided that the US-Canada-Mexico United bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup was the best path forward. This is an exceptional opportunity to showcase North America’s shared passion for soccer, highlight its positive impact in communities across the world, and stimulate tourism and economic growth.