The president of the FMF, Yon de Luisa, indicated that there is a possibility that the country will lose its place as organizer of the World Cup due to homophobic shouting
The president of the Mexican Soccer Federation, Yon de Luisa, acknowledged that the headquarters of the 2026 World Cup, which Mexico will share with the United States and Canada, is at risk, due to the homophobic cry, which has caused FIFA sanctions in against the Mexican National Team.
“There is a great risk [de perder la sede del 2026]If it does not end now, how is it possible that we want to host a World Cup, if we are going to have empty stadiums, this has to end and now, at this moment, “Yon de Luisa said at a press conference.
The Mexican fans could be left without their home for the 2016 World Cup. Getty Images
The venues for the 2026 World Cup are still under evaluation and until the end of 2021 they will be made official, because there are still cities in the United States that compete for a match for the World Cup that is planned in five years.
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It is highlighted that Guadalajara, Jalisco, is one of the venues that would be contemplated for 2026 and it is precisely the state in which the cry began that now causes problems for the Mexican National Team.
For now, the Mexican National Team was sanctioned with two veto matches and a fine of 1.5 million pesos, for the homophobic screams that were heard in some of the games that Mexico played in the Concacaf Pre-Olympic.
To this, we can still add the sanction for the game that the Tricolor had in Texas, United States, because FIFA initiated an investigation and the FMF is collaborating to clarify what happened in that commitment.
“Today we were also notified that there is another investigation in process, for the game against Iceland,” Yon de Luisa said.
Fines, reduction of points and not participating in competitions
Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey are expected to host the 2026 World Cup, if the homophobic cry allows it.