July 24, 2021

Montreal Withdraws Its Bid To Host The 2026 World Cup

Given the announcement, the Canadian Soccer Federation, which initially launched three candidate cities for venues, reported that, together with the government, they will support Edmonton and Toronto

FIFA reported that the Canadian Soccer Federation informed him that the city of Montreal has decided to withdraw its candidacy as one of the 16 venues to host the 2026 World CupIt was also reported that no later than the second quarter of 2022, the areas in which the World Cup will be played will be known. Mexico, Canada and the United States will be hosts.

“The Canadian Soccer Federation has notified FIFA of the city of Montreal’s decision to withdraw from the host selection process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup ™. FIFA would like to thank Montreal for its participation and all the interest groups involved for its efforts ”, was part of the statement that was issued.

On the other hand, the Canadian Soccer Federation, which initially launched three candidate cities for venues, reported that, together with the government, will support Edmonton and Toronto, the other two areas that seek to be part of the World Cup.

It should be remembered that, like Canada, Mexico submitted the candidacy for three venues: Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara, which the Mexican Soccer Federation will defend until the last moment, according to the words of Don de Luisa on June 24.

“Mexico fights for its three venues from day 1, for us it is immovable, for us they have to be there and we are going to fight for this. The decision-maker is FIFA, we are confident and confident that our venues will be included within the 16 World Cup teams ”.

The United States presented the proposal of 17 candidate cities, so it is expected to be the country that will have to eliminate the most venues.

The statement reports that the agency’s plan is to visit the candidate cities between September and November to publicize the 16 venues that will host the 2026 World Cup between the first and second quarters of 2022.