IN­FANTINO IS OPEN TO MULTI-HOST WORLD CUP

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FIFA Pres­i­dent Gianni In­fantino is open to a 40team World Cup in 2026, with sev­eral coun­tries serv­ing as co­hosts. In­fantino’s com­ments show that FIFA will con­sider co­host­ing by the United States, Canada and Mex­ico. They are ex­pected bid­ders for 2026, with the CONCACAF re­gion favoured to host for the first time since 1994, when 24 teams played in the US. Asked about a po­ten­tial US-Canada-Mex­ico project for 2026, the for­mer UEFA gen­eral sec­re­tary noted that his pre­vi­ous or­gan­i­sa­tion chose to hold Euro 2020 in 13 dif­fer­ent host na­tions. “So, there is, I would say, no limit to what­ever is good for foot­ball,” he said.

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