Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart says he’s thrilled the city has been selected as one of hosts for the FIFA World Cup in 2026.

Stewart calls it a once in a generation opportunity” for soccer fans that will boost tourism for years to come and strengthen
the city’s economy ??as it recovers from the impacts of COVID-19.

He also says in a statement that he’s a huge soccer fan and knows the city is looking forward to cheering on Canada’s men’s team for
the first time ever on home soil.

Toronto has also been named as a host for the 80 game tournament — with most games to be played in the United States.

(The Canadian press)

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