- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

FedFex Field was among the 49 stadiums across 44 cities initially listed Tuesday as a proposed location to host games in a North American bid for the 2026 World Cup.

The 2026 World Cup is a joint bid between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. A total of 20 to 25 stadiums will be presented to host the games, and the cities for those 49 stadiums will have until September to reply if they are interested in hosting the games, according to ESPN. 

The United Bid Committee, responsible for presenting the bid, will cut the list down to 20 to 25 in January 2018. The North American countries are competing with Morocco for the right to hold the tournament. 

FedEx Field has hosted top-level soccer before, most recently in July when Barcelona and Manchester United played to a sold-out crowd. 

If the bid is successful, the U.S. would host 60 of the 80 World Cup games.

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