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Major curiosities about the 2026 World Cup

More than three and a half years to go, but the countdown has already begun world Cup From United States, Canada and Mexico in 2026, in North America They claim to be ready for the World Cup and we at FCA bring you the main curiosities we have so far.

First Tripartite World Cup

This will be the first World Cup hosted by three countries. So far there has been only one experience with two organizers and that was Korea – Japan in 2002. On the other hand, since there are three combined venues, there is considerable uncertainty as to what the logo will be like and what the 3 mascots will be.

World Cup with 48 teams

The World Cup would go from 32 to 48 teams, with each confederation sending more representatives and as a result, the qualifiers would change. However, this also affects the format of the tournament, which will be confirmed by FIFA in the coming months.

compensation to the United States

The Qatar 2022 election, held in December 2010, was highly controversial and was labeled by many as “corrupt”. The Middle Eastern country overtook the United States, which also sent former President Bill Clinton to witness the announcement of the venue. The next FIFA designation was for the United States in the company of Mexico and the Canadians.

Mexico will break the World Cup record

This will be the third time that Mexico will host the World Cup, after the 1970 World Cup (Brazil champions) and the 1986 World Cup (Argentina champions). This would be an absolute record, as until now it was shared with Germany, Italy, France and Brazil as the host countries for two World Cup events.

Second World Cup for USA

This will be the second time the United States will host the World Cup after 1994 (Brazil is the champion). The Americans will host Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.

Canada is hosting for the first time

This will be Canada’s first experience as a men’s World Cup venue since it hosted the Senior Women’s World Cup in 2015. In a country where the most popular sport is ice hockey, FIFA chose to include Vancouver and Toronto.

world of many flights

National teams, journalists and fans will be on the planes, not only because they are three large countries but also because of the number of cities within each. For example, Canada will have 2 offices located in the west and east of the country, 3,359 km apart. 11 will be located on both the East and West Coasts of the United States; And there will be 3 locations in Mexico.

Top class stadium and infrastructure

All candidate host cities have existing infrastructure that meets or exceeds FIFA’s requirements for accommodation, technology, hotels and other issues. Similarly, all the selected stadiums are fully built and have an average capacity of 68,000 spectators.

income and attendance records

It is expected that over $11 billion in profit will be generated for the 2026 World Cup, in addition to an estimated economic benefit of over $5 billion in the short term for North America. Similarly, approximately 5.8 million tickets are estimated to be sold, which would represent an income of over $2 billion.

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