US, Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 football World Cup
World Cup Russia 2018: United States, Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 World Cup. While only 1% of American sports fans older than 55 named soccer as their favourite sport, that number jumps to 11% in the 18-34 age group, tying basketball and comfortably ahead of baseball (6%). The increases in participation and popularity are mirrored by the steady growth of football on US television networks. The English Premier League has broadcast live games on the main NBC network for several years, while the Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Champions League are also readily available on various cable networks.