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FIFA announced 16 host cities for the 2026 World Cup

«Will be the greatest World Cup in history»

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NEW YORK, USA – JUNE 16: (L-R) Canadian Soccer Association President Nick Bontis, Mexican Football Federation President Yon de Luisa, President of the United States Soccer Federation Cindy Parlow Cone, FIFA President Gianni Infantino and CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani with the FIFA World Cup Winner’s Trophy prior to the FIFA World Cup 2026™ Host City Announcement on June 16, 2022 in New York, United States. (Photo by Harold Cunningham – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

“Together with our good friends in Canada and Mexico, we couldn’t be more excited to work with FIFA to host what we think will be the greatest World Cup in history. I want to congratulate all the bid cities that will host games. I know you will all do a fantastic job of sharing your world class stadiums, unique communities and culture, and amazing fans when the world comes to the North America in four years.»

Each of the three host countries had a player representative at the announcement, which was broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and Telemundo, the English and Spanish rights holders, respectively, for the tournament when it is broadcast in the United States.

U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Christian Pulisic represented the United States, while Mexico was represented by midfielder Hirving Lozano and Canada by midfielder Jonathan Osorio.

The historic tournament will be the first to feature 48 nations, up from 32 that competed in the last seven tournaments dating back to 1998 when the number of participants was increased from 24.

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