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FIFA President Infantino visits World Cup host country Mexico

FIFA President Infantino visits World Cup host country Mexico

FIFA President Gianni Infantino visited the co-host of the 2026 World Cup, Mexico. Photo: Christian Charisios / dpa. (Source: dpa)

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Four years before the 2026 World Cup, FIFA President Gianni Infantino visited co-host Mexico.

Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez wrote: “Preparations for the 2026 World Cup have begun. I will no longer be in my position, but in the time we have left, we will help support the joy of the people and promote the sport.” Obrador after meeting Infantino on Twitter.

The FIFA President also met with the President of the Mexican Football Federation, Yon de Luisa, and visited the legendary Aztec Stadium in Mexico City. There he was joined by the owner of the sports facility and head of television giant Televisa, Emilio Azc√°rraga. The stadium hosted the 1970 and 1986 World Cup Finals. The Aztec Stadium is currently being renovated to host the 2026 World Cup.

For the first time, the 2026 World Cup will be held in three countries: the USA, Canada and Mexico. In addition, 48 teams will participate instead of the previous 32 teams. From the quarter-finals, all matches will be played in the United States.