World Cup 2026 football will be held in several countries

The 2026 World Cup may be held in several countries. FIFA President Gianni Infantino said this last Thursday, February 16, 2017.

FIFA will allow several host countries for a World Football Championship. The football association must think about the long-term sustainability of football. In addition, FIFA must show that it is sensible that the 2026 World Cup will be played in several countries for the first time.

Infantino is in favor of a World Cup football in a number of countries. He is thinking of two to four countries, each with three to five football stadiums. He will certainly encourage such a bid from several countries.

The countries must of course be close to each other, so that football players and supporters do not have to travel too far.

The last time the World Cup was organized by several countries was in 2002. At the time, South Korea and Japan were the host countries. FIFA then decided it was a one-off event, meaning the 2006 (Germany), 2010 (South Africa) and 2014 (Brazil) World Cups were played in just one country.

The 2018 World Cup (Russia) and the 2022 World Cup (Qatar) have also already been assigned to one country.

So far, Canada, the US and Mexico have indicated their interest in a joint bid for the organization of the 2026 World Cup.

For the first time, 48 countries will participate in the 2026 World Cup participate.

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Date published: 20-02-2017 20:30 | Date modified: 20-02-2017 | Author: Patrick de Graaf


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The 2026 football World Cup may be held in several countries. So far, Canada, the US and Mexico are interested in hosting the 2026 World Cup.

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