FIFA is open for world cup 2026 in multiple countries
The FIFA is no longer the opponent of a world CHAMPIONSHIP in multiple countries. That said president Gianni Infantino on Thursday in Qatar.
“We’ll have multiple host countries for a WK support,” said the Swiss. “FIFA must show that it is wise and we need to think about the long-term sustainability.”
“It fits perfectly within that image to a world cup in two, three or four countries to organize with any three, four or five stadiums. That we will absolutely encourage,” said Infantino.
“Ideally, the countries close to each other, because of the ease in travelling for teams and supporters.”
In 2002 was the world cup for the first time – and for the time being for the last – organised by two countries: South Korea and Japan. That was the FIFA not a resounding success, and the world cup 2006 (Germany) 2010 (South Africa) and 2014 (Brazil) still in one country were held.
The world cup of 2018 (Russia) and 2022 (Qatar) are already assigned. For the organization of the tournament in 2026, consider Canada, the United States and Mexico held a joint candidate. For the first time, there will be 48 countries at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS to participate in.
Infantino said during his visit to Qatar, and also about possible problems with hooligans during the world cup next year in Russia. “I have no worries about Russian supporters.” During the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in France last summer gave Russian fans regularly for problems.