The United States, Canada and Mexico, who are jointly bidding to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, on Tuesday met with the Zimbabwe government officials and Zimbabwe Football Association to canvas for support during the forthcoming FIFA congress in Russia, where members will vote to decide the hosts of the 2026 World Cup.
In an unprecedented show of continental unity, the joint bid if successful, would be the first finals held in North America since the US hosted the 1994 tournament.
The representative of the joint bid were scheduled to meet Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Retired Lieutenant General Sibusiso Moyo and Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Kazembe Kazembe.
ZIFA president Phillip Chiyangwa said the joint bid representatives were in the country to consult the government and ZIFA and canvass for support for their joint 2026 World Cup bid.
All three countries are members of the CONCACAF, US soccer, the Canadian Soccer Association and the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol.
All the three countries, United States, Mexico and Canada have individually demonstrated their exceptional abilities to host world-class events.
The 2026 tournament will be the first of the expanded format.
The FIFA council agreed in January to expand the current the 32-country tournament to 48 teams split into 16 groups of three.