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Kansas City Selected as a Host City for 2026 FIFA World Cup

FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women’s National Team celebrates with the trophy after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. People with knowledge of FIFA’s finances told The Associated Press that in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, FIFA’s reserves soared to $2.74 billion and revenue rose to $6.4 billion, but it also underscores the glaring disparity between men and women’s soccer. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

KANSAS CITY, MO  (Missourinet) The crowd went wild in Kansas City as FIFA announced Thursday that some 2026 World Cup matches will be in the Show-Me State. Kansas City is one of a dozen U.S. cities who have made the cut to host some of the pro soccer matches. The FIFA World Cup is a tournament held every four years in a different country, bringing together national teams from across the globe to compete on the world stage.

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