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Los Angeles—Inglewood, really—will be one of the cities to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Two years ago hosts the summer olympicsLos Angeles will host another major international sporting event: the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Or rather it will happen sodomakin the football competition along with 15 other cities in North America. And technically, it won’t even be within the city of Los Angeles, but rather in Inglewood in the array SoFi Stadiumwhich just hosted this year’s Super Bowl and is expected to appear at the 2028 Olympics.

That’s the word from a live broadcast of FIFA on Thursday, which revealed the host cities region by region. It is worth noting that when the organizer of the competition went through each region, he simply indicated a city, but not necessarily a place. But for the West, he specifically declared LA “Los Angeles, SoFi Stadium” – which seems to clearly exclude Pasadena Pink pilewhich hosted the 1994 World Cup final. This disregard for SGV seems even more interesting given that such as LA Times notesSoFi Stadium is actually too narrow for the World Cup and will therefore have to undergo some (probably temporary) changes.

“We are honored and excited that FIFA has chosen Los Angeles as the host city,” Lakers legend Magic Johnson said in a video statement. “We look forward to seeing you all here and showing everyone why LA is a football city.”

Unlike previous World Cups, where one country hosts the tournament, the 2026 edition will split matches in 16 cities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The full list includes Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and New Jersey, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle in the United States; Toronto and Vancouver, Canada; and Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterey in Mexico.

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