Kansas City in the running to host World Cup soccer in 2026



June 16, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Soccer: 2026 FIFA World Cup

Kansas City could see World Cup soccer action in 2026 now that FIFA has officially selected the “United Bid” of Canada, Mexico and the United States to host the event eight years from now.

The FIFA Congress selected the United Bid over a bid from Morocco in a 134-65 vote early Wednesday morning. Kansas City is among 23 cities listed in the bid as candidate cities to host some of the 80 matches that will be played in the three countries over the course of the event.

In the U.S., 60 World Cup matches will be played across 10 cities. Kansas City and Cincinnati are the only candidate cities in the Midwest.

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