World Cup 2026: Edmonton likely to host matches

The biggest sporting event in the world could be on its way to Edmonton.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup was awarded to the United North American bid submitted by Canada, the United States and Mexico on Wednesday morning at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow.

Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal are the three Canadian cities provisionally designated to host games at the 2026 tournament, which is expanding to 48 teams from the current 32-team format.

The successful bid brings the men’s World Cup to Canada for the first time. The majority of the 80 matches will be played in the United States, which hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Mexico played host to the 1970 World Cup and 1986 World Cup. Canada and Mexico are each expected to host 10 games.

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Source:: Edmonton Journal

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