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Vin Scully, Will Ferrell helps launch Los Angeles’ bid to host the World Cup in 2026 matches

Vin Scully, Will Ferrell helps launch Los Angeles’ bid to host the World Cup in 2026 matches

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles World Cup Host Committee on Thursday released a video featuring legendary Dodgers TV station Vin Scully, actor Will Ferrell and former LA Galaxy player Cobi Jones in an attempt to host the city during the FIFA World Cup in 2026, held in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

“When I think of football and LA, I think of the World Cup ’94. I think of the Women’s World Cup in ’99 -100,000 screaming fans at the Rose Bowl. I think of all the great players who have come through Los Angeles, Zlatan, Beckham “Landon Donovan, Carlos Vela,” said Ferrell, co-owner of the Los Angeles Football Club.

The official bidding video is narrated by Scully and features Jones, a Soccer Hall of Fame-inspired and three-time U.S. World Cup player for men, as well as LA Galaxy president Chris Klein and Larry Freedman, LAFC co-president.

“I want my kids to experience what I could experience with Olympic football here, World Cup football here,” Jones said. “We’re a football city. We’re LA There’s no better place in the United States to have World Cup matches.”

Klein and Freedman are co-chairs of the Los Angeles World Cup Host Committee and are responsible for the region’s bid to host matches.

“Between its legendary football history and world-class fans, Los Angeles has truly marked itself as America’s No. 1 football city,” Klein said. “Members of our football community rejoice over teams around the world. That passion and diversity, combined with our city’s elite resources and infrastructure, make Los Angeles a unique location for the FIFA World Cup 2026.”

The Host Committee’s efforts are led by the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, which includes the Los Angeles Rams, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, Rose Bowl Stadium, Los Angeles Football Club and the LA Galaxy.

“Los Angeles celebrates the beautiful game like no other city in America,” Freedman said. “We are excited to have the opportunity to share the magic of LA’s football culture on the global stage and set the standard for World Cup host cities, from the first kickoff to long after the final whistle.”

According to FIFA’s website, it will visit venues this month through November and plans to complete its selection in the first and second quarters of 2022.

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