Fifa plans to select 2026 World Cup host cities by end of the year

Antoine Griezmann of France holds the World Cup trophy aloft after 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

World governing soccer body Fifa has announced it now plans to select the host cities for the 2026 World Cup by the end of the year.

The 23 candidate host cities for the showpiece event – which is being co-hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico – are expected to be cut to 16 venues.

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