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Canada Soccer – OTTAWA (April 9, 2018) – Today, FIFA’s 2026 Bid Evaluation Task Force begins its technical tour of the United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States as part of the ongoing bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™.  Four Candidate Host Cities for the United Bid – including Toronto – will be visited and evaluated between April 9 and 13 including:

  • Mexico City: April 9 – April 10, 2018
  • Atlanta: April 10 – April 11, 2018
  • Toronto: April 11 – April 12, 2018
  • New York / New Jersey: April 12 – April 13, 2018

Over the course of the week, the Bid Evaluation Task Force will review proposed locations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ including stadiums, training facilities and team base camps, and FIFA Fan Fests™.  Meetings will also be held with the leadership and staff of the United Bid Committee to review additional technical specifications included in the bid’s formal proposal. The United Bid Committee’s bid book can be found here.
 
Together, Canada, Mexico, and the United States offers FIFA and its Member Associations an unprecedented opportunity to stage the largest FIFA World Cup™ in history with the greatest possible operational & economic certainty. The United Bid also offers FIFA and its members a chance to connect the world at a time when Unity is needed more than ever.
 
Throughout the technical tour, the United Bid will share additional information, including daily tour summaries, both online (http://united2026.com) and on Twitter (@united2026).
 
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About the United Bid Committee
The United Bid Committee was created by the National Federations of Canada, Mexico and the United States to manage the bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™.
 
About The 2026 FIFA World Cup™
The 2026 FIFA World Cup™ will be the first tournament with the expanded 48-team format and will require world-class facilities and infrastructure to ensure a successful tournament. The United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States is uniquely suited to accommodate FIFA’s high-level standards for hosting a FIFA World Cup™. If the United Bid is selected by FIFA as the host for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™, up to 16 Host Cities will be selected as venues for matches. Canada, Mexico and the United States also have a long and successful history as hosts – 13 FIFA World Cups™ have been hosted in Canada, Mexico and the United States, five of which have set attendance records.