2026 FIFA World Cup coming to North America, Cincinnati could host match

2026 FIFA World Cup coming to North America, Cincinnati could host match
A "United" bid from the U.S., Canada and Mexico is bringing the 2026 FIFA World Cup games to North America. Cincinnati is in the running to be a host city. (Photo: United 2026 Twitter account)
A "United" bid from the U.S., Canada and Mexico is bringing the 2026 FIFA World Cup games to North America. Cincinnati is in the running to be a host city. (Photo: United 2026 Twitter account)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - We could see a 2026 World Cup game match in Cincinnati.

The "United Bid" of America, Canada and Mexico was awarded the right to host the 2026 World Cup, FIFA, soccer international's governing body, voted Wednesday morning.

Cincinnati is among 23 U.S. cities named as finalists in what's being called a "United Bid of the United States" to hold a World Cup game.

Members of Cincinnati's Bid Committee led by FC Cincinnati President Jeff Berding will gather at 6 p.m. Wednesday to make an official statement about the 2026 World Cup Announcement before the FC Cincinnati match at Nippert Stadium.

If Cincinnati were to be selected, the World Cup would be played at Paul Brown Stadium.

The final North American sites are expected to be determined by June 2020.

If the Untied Bid is selected, that doesn't necessarily mean Cincinnati will be a host city.

Up to 16 cities are expected to host matches for the 48-team tournament.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has 11 host sites and contains 32 countries.

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