Montreal has withdrawn as a possible host metropolis for 2026 World Cup matches, Canada Soccer mentioned on Tuesday. No purpose for the withdrawal was given however CBC reported the choice was because of an absence of economic help from the Quebec provincial authorities. “FIFA has been knowledgeable by Canada Soccer of the choice taken by the Metropolis of Montreal to withdraw from the venue choice course of for the FIFA World Cup 2026,” mentioned Soccer Canada in an announcement. “FIFA want to thank Montreal for its participation and all native stakeholders concerned for his or her efforts.” Soccer Canada mentioned the plan is to run venue visits from September to November 2021, with the purpose of finalising the choice in early 2022. The 2026 World Cup will likely be co-hosted by the USA, Mexico and Canada.