This is not a drill. Mexico, Canada and the United States are hosting the 2026 World Cup. The three countries all banded together like the three amigos to give us one heck of a stadium lineup in eight years and people are pumped up. The three countries defeated Morocco for the highly coveted soccer event.
For those fans who struggle over supporting Mexico or the USMNT during the World Cup, 2026 is going to make it mush easier.
— Anabel Muñoz (@abc7anabel) June 13, 2018
No more picking sides because you can celebrate both of them.
Fortunately you have eight years to start saving that cash so you can partake in #Mundial2026.
— Saul (@saulito_08) June 13, 2018
Now would be the time to start reevaluating all of your subscription services. Maybe you don’t need all of them.
People are excited for the opportunity to see their favorite teams battle it out on their home turf.
*yo tirando los calculos para el mundial 2026* pic.twitter.com/pRhglFpPLm
— Frank Ulloa Melo (@FrnkUlloa) June 13, 2018
It will be the first time Canada will be hosting the event, the U.S.’s second time and Mexico’s third—an unprecedented number for a host country so far. It will also be the first time the playing field is expanded from 32 teams to 48.
In order to figure out how to get to each host country, people were already planning out their travel itineraries and some people didn’t. 👏🏾 come. 👏🏾 to. 👏🏾 play. 👏🏾
— Ruben Gatica (@rubezzzzz) June 13, 2018
Make sure you save those vacation days so you can really spend time traveling to all of your favorite games.
All three leaders reacted to the news and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s tweet is standing out.
El nivel de prioridades de cada nación.
🇺🇸- Great deal of hard work
🇨🇦 – Congratulations to everyone… Going to be a great tournament
🇲🇽 – ¡Ganamos!
— Cristóbal A. (@C7bal) June 13, 2018
Will Mexico be able to pull its weight in hosting its fair share of 10 out of the 80 games that will be played?
Of course, there are already some savage memes calling Mexico weak.
— No soy brozo (@iFumigado) June 13, 2018
That’s just low.
Regardless, Mexican soccer fans just wanted to revel in the happiness that is saying that the World Cup is coming to their home turf.
El momento que muchos estábamos esperando, tener una Copa del Mundo en casa 🎉🏆🇲🇽🙌 pic.twitter.com/f9WG1fRFIS
— SoyReferee (@SoyReferee) June 13, 2018
It is a pretty amazing moment for North America. All three countries coming together for on global sporting event.
Pique, the jalapeño mascot from the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, is starting to get a lot of loving.
— Mexico86HQ (@Mexico86HQ) June 13, 2018
The ’86 World Cup was the last time El Tri hosted the world for soccer’s biggest tournament.
Of course this epic and iconic gif started making the rounds again.
Descripción gráfica de mi emoción por la sede del Mundial 2026. pic.twitter.com/kehDQbs8n0
— Paulina (@santizombie97) June 13, 2018
Who can forget this moment from former Mexican national team coach Miguel ‘El Piojo’ Herrera during the 2014 World Cup.