A possible complete of 16 websites within the U.S., Canada and Mexico will should be picked to host the first-ever 48-team FIFA World Cup.
FIFA set a brand new goal Tuesday of finalizing North American host cities for the 2026 World Cup — if the coronavirus pandemic permits.
The 23 candidate cities seemingly should be reduce to 16. FIFA stated it might verify them on the finish of the the 12 months.
The pre-pandemic schedule referred to as for cities internet hosting the primary 48-team World Cup — seemingly 10 in america and three every in Canada and Mexico — to be picked early this 12 months. The brand new deadline will rely upon FIFA officers having the ability to take inspection journeys to 17 cities in america and three every in Canada and Mexico.
- Kansas Metropolis
- Los Angeles
- New York/New Jersey
- San Francisco Bay space
- Washington, DC
- Mexico Metropolis
“The visits will solely happen if the well being and security scenario within the host nations permits FIFA to take action,” the governing physique stated in a press release.
Many of the venues in america will likely be NFL stadiums, with the house of the New York Giants and New York Jets anticipated to host the ultimate on July 12, 2026.
“Realizing the business potential of every venue, in addition to when it comes to sustainability, human rights and occasion legacy, is of the utmost significance,” FIFA stated.
The primary World Cup with 48 groups may have 80 video games as an alternative of the present 64.
The proposal was to play 60 video games in america and 10 every in Canada and Mexico when the bid contest was gained in 2018.
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