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With 2026 FIFA World Cup awarded to North American bid, Baltimore moves closer to soccer's biggest stage

With 2026 FIFA World Cup awarded to North American bid, Baltimore moves closer to soccer's biggest stage

The combined bid of the United States, Mexico and Canada was awarded the 2026 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday, moving Baltimore a step closer toward hosting a match in the quadrennial soccer competition.

Baltimore was selected as one of 23 potential host cities in North America for the 2026 tournament. FIFA will meet with the United Bid Committee over the next two years to determine by late 2020 the cities that will stage the tournament’s 80 matches.

Under the United Bid proposal, the list of host cities for the world’s most watched sporting event likely will include...

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