Los Angeles, and Mexico City and Toronoto have been chosen as host cities for the 2026 World Cup. It will be held in the United States, Canada, and Mexico for the very first time.
In a special ceremony at the Rockefeller Center in New York on Thursday, FIFA unveiled the 16 towns — 11 in the United States, three in Mexico, and two in Canada – which were victorious from the 22 bids submitted.
However, there was no indication of so the first or final match would indeed be staged.
Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, and New York/New Jersey will all host matches.
Mexico, which organized the World Cup in 1970 and 1986, will play matches in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey. While Canada, which is organizing the men’s tournament for the first time, will host matches in Vancouver and Toronto.
“This was the most rigorous process for a FIFA World Cup, we’ll have always had the world coming there, it’ll be a great event,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said.
He also stated that no decision has been made on the location of the tournament.
Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville, Orlando, Washington DC/Baltimore, and Edmonton have been the towns that did not make the cut.
Applauding supporters carrying American, Canadian, and Mexican flags assembled from outside arena, with US national member of the team and 23-year-old Chelsea attacker Christian Pulisic those who are in present for the declaration.
The 2026 World Cup is likely to break World Cup time records, that reached at 3.6 million in 1994 when it was hosted in the United States.
It would also be the first time the competition features 48 clubs, up from 32 in this year’s edition in Qatar.
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