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Jacksonville named candidate city for 2026 World Cup

EverBank Field can clear the first hurdle easily, the second more narrowly and has built a successful recent track record in matches involving the U.S. men’s national team.

However, the most recent match, September’s World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago, drew a smaller attendance of 19,410.

The stadium is just one element in the bid, which also includes considerations like transportation infrastructure, available hotel accommodations and team training sites.

All nine cities from the 1994 World Cup — Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, San Francisco and Washington — made the list.

Jacksonville can expect to face strong competition from Orlando, which served as a Host for both the 1994 World Cup and the 2016 Copa America Centenario.

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