Houston’s World Cup hopes could be overshadowed by neighbors

Originally Posted on The Daily Cougar via UWIRE

NRG Stadium has played host to dozens of soccer games over the years, including Mexican and United States National team matches. Andres Chio | The Cougar

FIFA announced last Wednesday that the United States, Mexico and Canada would co-host the first ever tri-country hosted World Cup in 2026.

Houston is a major candidate to host games due to the presence of a large international airport and its experience with hosting major events, but there are a couple roadblocks that could stop it from hosting the World Cup.