Larsen Statement on Successful 2026 FIFA World Cup Bid for North America

Jun 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today issued the below statement after successfully bringing the 2026 FIFA World Cup to North America:

“The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup not only unites billions of fans from around the world, but also generates significant tourism and economic growth,” said Larsen. “As an avid soccer fan, I am excited the 2026 Cup is coming to the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Cup is an opportunity to put aside differences and for folks to come together to celebrate sportsmanship, teamwork and friendship.”

Earlier this year, Rep. Larsen joined Rep. Darin LaHood (IL-18) on a House Resolution supporting efforts to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup to North America.