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Orlando considering joint bid to host World Cup in 2026

2018 World Cup will be held in Russia

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The City Beautiful is considering a joint bid to host the World Cup in 2026 with Canada and Mexico.

"The city of Orlando has been formally contacted to be a part of the group putting together a joint bid for the U.S., Canada and Mexico to host World Cup Soccer in 2026," the city of Orlando's press secretary told News 6. 

The World Cup is held by the Federation Internationale de Football Association, which Brazil held in 2014. The Orlando bid is interesting because the number of teams participating will increase from 32 teams to 48 teams, according to CNN. 

The 2018 World Cup is set to take place in Russia.