FIFA delegation completes inspection of candidate cities in Toronto

FIFA President Gianni Infantino (first) and CONCACAF President Victor Montaliani in file photo. EFE / Miguel Lemos

Mathematical Writing, November 23 (EFE). – The FIFA delegation headed by Victor Montaliani, President of CONCACAF, concluded in Toronto inspection visits to the candidate cities to host the 2026 World Cup, which will be held in Canada, Mexico and the United States. States.
Envoys of the world’s highest football organization visited Boston, Atlanta, Nashville, Orlando, Washington DC, Baltimore, New York / New Jersey, Philadelphia, Miami, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Monterey, in three stages. San Francisco, Seattle, Edmonton, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Los Angeles, and Toronto.
Montiliani explained in a note from FIFA that they have verified that “the nominations submitted are really excellent”, which in his opinion allows them to be convinced that the World Cup “will represent a milestone in the history of football”.
The Canadian president, who thanked all applicants and federations “for the effort and dedication they put in during the process”, said that “these visits laid the foundations for the success of the tournament in the three countries.”
FIFA’s Director of Tournaments and Events, Colin Smith, also said he was “very satisfied with the commitment and enthusiasm shown by all the cities”, and that they were “clear” on how to make the most of the World Cup experience. of FIFA and view the competition as a unique opportunity to welcome the entire world and leave a lasting legacy, which is in line with FIFA’s goal to be a global standard in the organization of sports competitions.”
The FIFA delegation inspected key infrastructure on every scale, such as stadiums, training facilities and fan festival venues, and met with the heads of various interest groups in cities and addressed issues such as infrastructure, transport, sustainability and legacy. .
FIFA must now conduct a detailed evaluation of the bids. The selection process is expected to be completed in the first or second quarter of 2022.

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