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Vancouver dropped from North American bid for 2026 World Cup

Vancouver won’t be a part of Canada’s attempt to co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, Sportsnet has learned.

Sportsnet 650 commentator Perry Solkowski reports that the United 2026 committee has sent a letter to the city and the province of B.C. informing them that Vancouver has missed the deadline to be involved in the joint bid set to be tabled by Canada, the United States and Mexico. The same letter said that Toronto, Montreal, and Edmonton will be among the Canadian cities under consideration as potential hosts for the 2026 World Cup.

The formal bid book must be submitted to FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, by this Friday. FIFA member nations will then vote on June 13 to see which of the two candidates – Morocco vs. the joint bid involving Canada — will host the tournament.