FIFA’s final inspection of candidate cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™

FIFA's final inspection of candidate cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™

10. November 2021

  • Third inspection tour, November 17-22, in Canada, Mexico and the United States

  • Appointment of Peter Mantopoli as Canada’s Director of Operations for 2026 FIFA World Cup™

After visiting 17 cities in September and October, the third round of FIFA inspections will take place in candidate cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ from 17–22 November. This time Edmonton, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Los Angeles and Toronto are on the program of the FIFA delegation, led by CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani.

Following the last two years of intense virtual exchanges, the inspection tour provided the FIFA delegation with the opportunity to discuss important topics such as site management, infrastructure, sustainability, trade, law and heritage with representatives of individual applicant cities and local interest groups. does. In addition, FIFA experts will examine critical infrastructure such as stadiums, training facilities and potential venues for the FIFA Fan Festival™.

The selection process is expected to be completed in the first or second quarter of 2022 followed by a careful evaluation before the final inspection.

Appointment of Peter Mantopoli as Operations Director Canada

Ahead of the third round of oversight, FIFA took another important step in the implementation of the tournament by appointing Peter Mantopoli as Canada Operations Director for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. Peter Mantopoli, who has been the Secretary General of the Canadian Football Association for 14 years, has a great deal of management experience and a great track record in organizing international tournaments, most notably as the Managing Director of the National Organizing Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada. in the form of. As Canada’s director for successful candidacy for the 2015™ and 2026 World Cups.

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Peter Mantopoli said, “I thank FIFA for the unique opportunity to lead Canada to co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup with Mexico and the United States, and I look forward to organizing the biggest singles event in the sport.” Looking forward to working with the stakeholders.”

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