FIFA visited Azteca for the 2026 World Cup; boast support from Sheinbaum
The inspection visit to the Azteca Stadium , one of the candidates to host the 2026 World Cup , was carried out this half day by aFIFA delegation , led by Colin Smith , Director of Events and Tournaments of the organization, and Félix Aguirre , Director of the Coloso de Santa Úrsula. Before arriving at the tour of the Colossus of Santa Úrsula , the delegation met with the Head of Government of Mexico City , Claudia Sheinbaum, who committed to the organization to provide all possible support so that the capital is one of the venues for the next World Cup. “We had an excellent presentation this morning. I want to publicly thank the Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum , to Emilio Azcarraga , Chairman of the Board of Directors of Televisa by the welcome we have dad or "said the manager of FIFA . "This morning Dr. Sheinbaum confirmed her support for the World Cup project.
Smith announced that the intention of the visit is to know the future plans that the Azteca Stadium has , as well as to publicize the requirements that must be met in order to host a World Cup, which have evolved a lot, since the colossus of Santa Úrsula hosted the 1986 World Cup. “It is a privilege to be in an iconic stadium like the Azteca Stadium. It has evolved and also the requirements to host a World Cup have evolved and that is what will be discussed with Félix to see what the future plans are ”, he said. We recommend: Neighbors demonstrate against the remodeling of the Azteca Stadium, during FIFAs visit “We will visit the stadium, we will analyze some aspects with Félix Aguirre and we will travel to Guadalajara . We will conclude these visits next week with the idea of making a determination of the host cities ”. He added that Mexico City is a metropolis accustomed to holding large events and the movement of millions of people, aspects that are required to host World Cup matches. " It highlights the passion of Mexico by the futbo l , which is legendary and known throughout the world. When it comes to organizing an event, it is about implementing structures that allow the development of the competition ”, he said.
" Mexico City is used to hosting great events to move many people, there is an important infrastructure." They will visit Guadalajara After the visit to the Estadio Azteca and a meal, l a delegation of FIFA and CONCACAF will travel to the city of Guadalajara where they will visit the Akron Stadium . This Friday they will leave for Los Angeles to inspect two more stadiums and will finish with this task in Toronto in the middle of the week. It is expected that the choice of venues will be announced in the first quarter of 2022, and the schedule, as well as the opening and closing matches of the World Cup to be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The FIFA , the voice of Colin Smith, said the City of Mexico must ensure safety for fans and refine some details, if you win one of the venues for the 2026 World Cup." It is true the world championship should be a party for everyone, it is something fraternal, in which everyone should enjoy. It is a great celebration and it is essential to guarantee the safety of all those involved, that is coordinated with government authorities ", said the FIFA representative, during the inspection of the Azteca stadium.
Colin Smith, general director of FIFA tournaments and events, explained that various aspects of the City are reviewed and from the beginning of the day a meeting was held with the head of government of Mexico City, who confirmed the support to organize the Cup of the World of 2026.
" Mexico City is used to doing big events, there is an important infrastructure and there are some points that need to be fine-tuned. This morning, Dr. Claudia Sheinbaum confirmed her support to organize the 2026 World Cup, " added the general director of tournaments. and FIFA events.
The final election of the World Cup venues for 2026 will be held in early 2022, in this round of visits the candidacies of CDMX and Guadalajara, Jalisco are inspected.
"Mexicos passion for soccer is highlighted, it is something legendary, when it comes to holding an event, everything is reviewed. In practical terms, it means that the delegation that visits Mexico is divided into different areas, to review the requirements to physical level, transportation, to be aware of all aspects ", he accepted.
Mexico is not guaranteed all three venues for the World Cup, as the United States and Canada have lobbied for more venues. The final decision will be known until 2022.
The FIFA delegation will have a private meeting with the head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum , and there they will discuss all the doubts between the two parties. After completing the visit, they will travel to Guadalajara, Jalisco, to also make a diagnosis of the headquarters.
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