Selection procedure (i) As part of the candidature process, the FIFA Candidature Committee has proposed a number of cities, including the host city, as candidate cities for the competitions, which will be appropriately distributed throughout the host country to demonstrate that the competitions are considered a national event. As part of the tender process, the FIFA Bid Committee provided FIFA with the original of a Host City Agreement signed unilaterally by each of the Candidate Cities, including this Host City Agreement signed unilaterally by the Host City. (ii) Following the appointment of the LOC to host and host the Competitions, the LOC submits to FIFA its proposal for the final selection of the host cities of the FIFA World Cup and the FIFA Confederations Cup. Such a proposal shall include a detailed explanation and justification of why a candidate host city will be proposed by the LOC to be selected by FIFA as the host city, including at least two (2) FIFA Fan Fest venues per candidate host city in accordance with clause 4.9.3(iii). As part of the selection process, the LOC organises a selection tour through the host city in all candidate cities. By entering into this Host City Agreement, the Host City agrees to participate in a selection process led by FIFA and the LOC for the designation by FIFA of the Host Cities of the Competitions. This is something Chicago seems to have noticed. “After conducting a robust due diligence process and participating in the United Bid Committee`s bid process for the 2026 World Cup, FIFA has not been able to provide a fundamental level of security for some key unknowns that put our city and taxpayers at risk,” said Matt McGrath, spokesman for Mayor Emanuel, in an email to the Guardian. “The uncertainty for taxpayers, coupled with FIFA`s inflexibility and lack of willingness to negotiate, were clear signs that continuing the offer was not in Chicago`s best interest.” FIFA also requires that the agreements be signed by the “highest national government agency”, meaning that Donald Trump in the US must approve the tournament if the joint offer receives a majority vote of FIFA`s 211 members. Two of the cities vying to host 2026 FIFA World Cup matches in North America could join forces, according to a Washington Post report that the offers for Washington, D.C.
and Baltimore could be combined due to concerns about FedEx Field, the centerpiece of the D.C offering. The report says a potential joint offer between the cities would see games in Baltimore at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, while fan events would take place in D.C. The agreement to host 60 of these games will be played in the United States, including 10 in Mexico and Canada. But behind the fanfare, four major cities – Chicago, Minneapolis, Vancouver and Glendale – told FIFA and United Bid that they did not want to participate in a World Cup. Local authorities in these cities cited clumsy demands from FIFA and United Bid, which contained potentially huge taxpayer bills as well as hosting contracts that exposed their cities and residents to immense financial and legal risks. Anything can happen now, depending on the result of further investigations, which in no way focus exclusively on the hosts of future World Championships. The world is waiting. Appointment (i) At a later date, which should take place no earlier than five (5) years before the FIFA World Cup™, FIFA will nominate all host cities of the host country for the respective competition. In the event that the host city is chosen as the host city for the FIFA Confederations Cup and/or fifa World Cup, FIFA had previously stated that an announcement regarding the 2026 hosts would be made in the first or second quarter of 2022 with 16 venues in North America – 10 cities in the United States as well as three cities in Canada and three cities in Mexico.
Sixty games are scheduled to be played in the United States, including all games from the quarterfinals to the final. Canada and Mexico will each host 10 first-round games at the first World Cup with 48 teams. Vancouver`s news is the latest in a months-long drama unfolding given the financial stakes and potential rewards for a city hosting games in 2026. A FIFA spokesman did not respond directly to the question of whether his demands for the World Cup were too demanding, but instead referred to a 12-page document titled “Overview of Government Guarantees and Government Statement.” The document highlights the need for FIFA to create a legal framework when importing its own infrastructure to operate in a host country and the need for a local government to host the Football Federation (the “FIFA World Cup pitches”, for example, raised eyebrows in 2010). Bid process (i) FIFA has invited its member associations to apply for the right to host and host the competitions and the member association has officially expressed its interest in participating in the bidding process with the aim of hosting and hosting the competitions in the host country. .