A report by the Washington Post indicates that the United States is not in the running to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Instead, the 2018 event will be played in Canada.
The Post’s Chris Cillizza wrote on Monday that the decision to play the event in Mexico is a “political one” that has “little to do with the soccer field” and “a lot to do” with soccer fans’ desire to attend the event.
“The United States has been an important partner in hosting the World Cup, but it is not the only country that could host it,” Cillizzi wrote.
“Mexico is a country with strong ties to the U.S. and could be the only place where fans would feel a sense of pride and support for the United State’s soccer team.”
The event will take place in Canada on Sept. 7.
The 2022 tournament will be held in South Africa.