FIFA says it takes safety “significantly” as a delegation from the world governing physique started a two-day inspection tour of Mexican 2026 World Cup host cities.
On Wednesday the Mexican authorities introduced it’s going to deploy a battalion of Nationwide Guard troops to the Mayan Riviera within the wake of a spate of shootings which have put the crown jewel of the nation’s tourism trade on edge.
Two international vacationers have been killed and three wounded final month within the crossfire between drug sellers.
FIFA visited Mexico Metropolis on Thursday as a part of the ultimate of three inspection excursions throughout North America the place FIFA will examine all 22 cities bidding to host video games in 2026.
The delegation will now proceed to Guadalajara, Los Angeles earlier than wrapping up in Toronto subsequent week. FIFA says it’s going to announce 2026 World Cup host cities early subsequent 12 months.
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