Sports fans of Toronto will get the chance to see a few games of world Cup soccer in the city, after a joint North American bid to host the tournament in 2026 received the approval of FIFA on Wednesday morning.
The joint application from Canada, USA and Mexico defeated Morocco in the fight for the right to host the world Cup 2026 is the most widely watched in the world sporting event. This means that Toronto, Edmonton and Montreal will have the opportunity to host the games. BMO field could be a venue three or four key matches.
Mayor John Tory said the multicultural community of Toronto will be an excellent platform for official meetings of FIFA. The mayor spoke with the President of the football club Toronto by bill Manning and John Herdmann, head coach of the national men’s team Canada.
World Cup 2026 will be bigger than the tournament, which will begin in Russia. FIFA plans the composition of the 48 teams that will participate in a total of 80 games, 60 of which, including the final, will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Each host country will hold 10 games, and their team is likely to get an automatic place in the tournament. While the United States and Mexico are regulars, Canada did not participate in the tournament since 1986.
Despite the excitement, there are some concerns about the cost of security. In a report published in January said that it will cost the city $30 to $45 million However, city staff say that the tournament has a significant advantage.
“The world Cup is held every four years, which invariably brings significant economic, cultural and social benefits for host cities and countries and improve the status of host cities on the world stage,” reads the report.
BMO field will host the game, but it’s unclear whether FIFA to request an increase in the number of seats or other improvements. The report States that the number of small football pitches in Toronto can be used as teaching and training grounds.