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The high-stakes contest to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ has its first two winners.

The ‘FRONT OFFICE SPORTS’ stated that Toronto and Vancouver (Canada) have reportedly been selected to host 10 games between them in the 48-team global tournament.

Edmonton (Canada) is reportedly out of the running, but Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi said that he has not heard from FIFA regarding a decision.

The ‘FRONT OFFICE SPORTS’ further stated that FIFA will announce the full slate of Host Cities from 22 candidates across Canada, the United States and Mexico on June 16th.

A 2018 study found that North America could collectively see $5 billion in economic impact or $3 billion to $4 billion in net impact after factoring in infrastructure investments. Individual Cities could see $160 million to $620 million in economic activity or $90 million to $480 million after subtracting public costs.

Candidate Cities have produced even higher estimates, with Houston projecting over $1 billion in economic activity if selected, and Nashville predicting $700 million.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup™ will be the 23rd FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men’s association football championship contested by the national teams of the member-associations of FIFA. The tournament will be jointly hosted by 16 Cities in three North American countries: Canada, Mexico and the United States. The soccer extravaganza will start on June 8th, 2026 and will end on July 3rd, 2026.

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