Goodbye 2022 Qatar, welcome 2026 Canada
Soccer (Football) World Cup in Qatar is officially over. Argentinians are new World Champions! What a game and what a win! Very well deserved after a most dramatic game in decades. From 2:0 lead by Argentina down to the equal shots by France, lead goal in the extensions again by Argentina to the equal shot again by Mbappe. But there can only be one winner, and there was! Penalties have shown who had more focus during the last minutes. Both Nations Argentina and France have shown what takes to be in the finals! Playing with heart and mind from the very first minute to the very last one is what it takes to be the best among the best!
Controversial World Cup turned out to be one of the greatest championships in soccer history. Qatar turned out to be a great host nation, one of very few games not associated with hooligans and bad conduct. Unprecedented cynicism towards the small Arab Nation has been silenced by the host hospitality, great organization and joy the 2022 World Cup in Qatar delivered.
The World most famous champion ship is over. Now, soccer (football) fans have to wait another 4 years. But for Canadians, Americans and Mexicans, it is a very sweet wait for sure! Canada, USA and Mexico will host Soccer (Football) World Championship in 2026.
Since the 2018 FIFA Congress picked Canada, Mexico and the USA to host the 2026 World Cup. The 2026 World Cup will become the first to include 48 competing teams, expanded from 32. The 2026 FIFA World Cup stadiums will be divided into sixteen venues: 11 in the United States, 3 in Mexico, and the remaining 2 in Canada.
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2026 FIFA World Cup Stadiums:
Toronto – BMO Field
Vancouver – BC Place
Guadalajara – Estadio Akron
Mexico City – Estadio Azteca
Monterrey – Estadio BBVA
Atlanta – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Boston – Gillette Stadium
Dallas – AT&T Stadium
Houston – NRG Stadium
Kansas City – Arrowhead Stadium
Los Angeles – SoFi Stadium
Miami – Hard Rock Stadium
New York/New Jersey – MetLife Stadium
Philadelphia – Lincoln Financial Field
San Francisco – Levi’s Stadium
Seattle – Lumen Field
Great opportunity for Canada
Qatar has proven that prejudice and cynicism has no place in professionalism and in FIFA tournament. Canada has now the same chance to show the World that despite not being World famous for soccer (football), Canada can host unforgettable games. The fact that the World will come to see their favourite national teams, opportunities to curb the economy is enormous. From hotel accommodations, air travel to restaurants, Toronto,Vancouver and the rest of Canada have a lot to cheer for. As host nations, Canada, Mexico and the USA will be automatically qualified for the tournament, which means Canada will have an opportunity again to show their talent.
Some infrastructure projects will be on the table as well. One of the projects and investments will be towards the BMO-Stadium in Toronto, originally opened in 2007, the stadium was expanded to have a capacity of 27,000 in 2015. The seating will be expanded to 40,000 – FIFA’s minimum capacity to host World Cup games with the addition of a temporary south stand.
After being World famous for Ice Hockey, Winter Olympics and other winter sports, Canada can and will be famous for World class soccer (football).
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Goodbye Qatar – Welcome Canada!