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Why Vancouver will be on the sidelines for the 2026 World Cup

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The 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup is coming to Canada — but Vancouver will be watching from the sidelines.

That’s because B.C.’s NDP government decided not to support the city’s efforts to be part of the North American bid, citing concerns over the possible costs of being a host.

In March, Tourism Minister Lisa Beare said the province didn’t agree with the terms to host World Cup games put forward by the committee for the joint North American bid. 

One of the first to criticize that decision on Wednesday morning was B.C. Liberal MLA Michelle Stillwel.

“Talk about fumbling a ball! …

 

This story was originally published on CBC News. To read the rest of this news worthy story, please visit http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/why-vancouver-will-be-on-the-sidelines-for-the-2026-world-cup-1.4704024?cmp=rss.

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