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2026 World Cup – Report Collusion

The Department of Justice alongside its partners from Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) and Canada’s Competition Bureau, are participating in a joint effort to deter, detect, and prosecute collusion in connection with the FIFA World Cup 26TM. Industries that could be impacted include construction, entertainment and tourism.

The World Cup will be hosted in 16 cities across North America. USA host cities are Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle.

The Department of Justice, Antitrust Division needs the help of the public and business communities to report tips related to suspected violations.

Press Release: United States, Mexico, and Canada Launch Joint Initiative to Detect Collusive Schemes Seeking to Exploit the 2026 FIFA World Cup (September 22, 2023)

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Types of Violations to Report

  • Bid rigging: Two or more firms agree to bid in such a way that a designated firm submits the winning bid.
  • Price fixing: Two or more competing sellers agree on what prices to charge, such as by agreeing that they will increase prices a certain amount or that they won't sell below a certain price.
  • Customer or market allocation: Two or more firms agree to split up customers, such as by geographic area, to reduce or eliminate competition.
  • Monopolization: See "Federal Antitrust Crime: A Primer for Law Enforcement Personnel" for more information. 

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