FIFA President Gianni Infantino has visited the co-host of the 2026 World Cup, Mexico. Photo: Christian Charisius / DPA. (Source: DPA)
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four years before the 2026 World Cup, FIFA president Gianni Infantino visited co-hosts Mexico.
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel López wrote, “Preparations for the 2026 World Cup begin. I will no longer be in office, but when we are gone we will help support the joy of the people and promote the sport.” ” Obrador after meeting Infantino on Twitter.
The FIFA chief also met Mexican Football Federation President Yon de Luisa and visited the famous Aztec Stadium in Mexico City. There he was joined by sports facility owner and president of TV giant Televisa, Emilio Azcarraga. The stadium hosted the finals of the 1970 and 1986 World Cups. Aztec Stadium is currently being renovated for the 2026 World Cup.
For the first time, the 2026 World Cup will be held in three countries: USA, Canada and Mexico. In addition, 48 teams will take part instead of the previous 32 teams. All matches from the quarter-finals will be played in the US.
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