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FIFA World Cup 2026: Names of host cities announced

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FIFA has announced the host cities for the 2026 World Cup.

According to a CNN report, the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be co-hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico, while the tournament will be held in 16 cities across the three countries.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held in 11 cities in the USA, 3 cities in Mexico, and 2 cities in Canada.

The United States, Los Angeles, Houston, New York / New Jersey, Miami, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, Kansas City, Dallas, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Mexico, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterey, Canada, Vancouver, and Toronto.

FIFA World Cup 2026:

FIFA officials have not selected a city to host the group matches and elimination round matches, but a final announcement is expected later.

This will be the first time in the 2026 World Cup that the tournament will feature 48 teams instead of the current 32-team format, and for the first time, the tournament will be held in three host countries.

The United States hosted the tournament in 1994, Mexico in 1970 and 1986.

Women referees in FIFA 2022:

For the first time, women will officiate at the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

According to foreign media reports, FIFA has selected 6 women for its refereeing panel for the first time for the Men’s Football World Cup to be held in Qatar.

According to reports, France’s Stephanie Frapart, Rwanda’s Salima Makansanga, and Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita have been included in the 36-member men’s soccer World Cup referee squad. A 69-member assistant referee squad will also be on duty at the event.

FIFA head referee Pierrelogie Colina says the selection of women referees was made without regard to gender and hoped that in the future, women match officials would be given the usual responsibilities for important men’s competitions.

On the other hand, the World Cup will be played in Qatar from November 21 to December 18 this year, in which women referees will be in action for the first time.

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