Chancellery and Femexfut prepare everything for the 2026 World Cup

Today, the Government of Mexico reported that Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon met with Yon de Luisa and authorities of the Mexican Soccer Federation (Femexfut) with the in order to prepare everything for the 2026 World Cup.

This meeting sought to prepare a route of actions to be undertaken by the Government of the Republic with the aim of successfully hosting Mexico, and in conjunction with United States and Canada, the 2026 Soccer World Cup.

In coordination with FIFA and Femexfut, the Government of Mexico undertook to provide the best guarantees for the organization of the maximum fair of football with actions regarding communications, migration, security, human rights and protection of industrial property among others.

In the second meeting that was held between Femexfut and the Foreign Ministry, the parties congratulated themselves on the good disposition between the Mexican federal authorities and international and national soccer authorities to achieve a successful celebration of the event.

Foreign Ministry and Femexfut advance preparations for the 2026 World Cup (Photo: Government of Mexico)

In that sense, it was agreed to promote the holding of a next meeting between the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, and the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

The Government of the Republic stressed, at the meeting, that the celebration of a World Cup, in conjunction with the United States and Canada, is a symbol of the great cooperation and excellent relationship with the governments of those countries, as demonstrated at the recent Summit of North American Leaders.

The people who participated in the meeting were: the secretary general of Femexfut, Íñigo Riestra, and the undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean of the SRE, Maximiliano Reyes Zúñiga.

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Archive photograph of the Azteca stadium.  EFE / Carlos Ramírez
Archive photograph of the Azteca stadium. EFE / Carlos Ramírez (CARLOS RAMÍREZ /)

The World Cup scheduled for 2026 to be organized between Canada, United States and Mexico is getting closer. In anticipation, the different requirements continue to be fine-tuned to host the most popular sporting event in the world. One of the most important steps is the approval of the different cities by FIFA, which apparently has been given without any setback.

Victor montagliani, President of CONCACAF, led a FIFA delegation on their visit to the cities nominated to host the meetings of the World Cup. The members of the organization carried out the inspection corresponding to cities such as: Boston, Atlanta, Nashville, Orlando, Washington DC, Baltimore, New York / New Jersey, Philadelphia, Miami, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Monterrey, San Francisco , Seattle, Edmonton, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Los Angeles and Toronto.

After the reviews, the CONCACAF president, through a statement on the official FIFA website, confirmed that “The candidatures presented are really excellent”, so everything indicates that the 2026 World Cup will be one of the most remembered in recent years.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino (i) and Concacaf President Víctor Montagliani in a file image.  EFE / Miguel Lemus
FIFA President Gianni Infantino (i) and Concacaf President Víctor Montagliani in a file image. EFE / Miguel Lemus (MIGUEL LEMUS MIGUEL LEMUS /)

For its part, Colin smithFIFA Events Director made it clear that the various host cities demonstrated a high degree of commitment. In addition, he pointed out that the great event will serve as a motor to leave a permanent legacy in sports competitions around the world.

The main points to take into account during the inspections were the infrastructures such as stadiums, training areas and recreation areas for tourists and fans who gather in different cities accompanying their teams. TSpecial emphasis was also placed on sustainability and transport logistics.

The next step will be to complete the detailed evaluation of each of the candidatures, a process that will be delayed and that it has been speculated that it may end between the months of June or July 2022. Once announced to the selected cities, they will begin to think about the process of restoration and improvement of the different points related to the World Cup event.


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