Los Angeles City Council

World Cup bid should be a lock for North America, but it's not and here's why

World Cup bid should be a lock for North America, but it's not and here's why

The Los Angeles City Council considered Tuesday a proposal that would have the city seek to host events for the 2026 World Cup. The Rose Bowl in Pasadena and the NFL stadium under construction in Inglewood are also in the running to stage World Cup games.

The only thing they need now is a World Cup. And that’s not the sure thing it appeared to be just a few months ago.

The joint bid by Mexico, Canada and the U.S. to bring soccer’s biggest event back to North America for the first time since 1994 is an impressive one. The three neighbors already have both the infrastructure and the know-how to put on a global event, having combined to stage a dozen major FIFA...

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