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FedEx Field in Maryland Drops Out as 2026 World Cup Site

FedEx Field is viewed prior to an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Washington Football Team, Dec. 27, 2020, in Landover, Md. FedEx Field dropped out of bidding on Thursday, April 21, 2022, to host soccer games at the 2026 World Cup, and the Washington area merged its campaign with Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
FedEx Field is viewed prior to an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Washington Football Team, Dec. 27, 2020, in Landover, Md. FedEx Field dropped out of bidding on Thursday, April 21, 2022, to host soccer games at the 2026 World Cup, and the Washington area merged its campaign with Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
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Washington (AP) -- FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, dropped out of bidding on Thursday to host games at the 2026 World Cup, and the Washington area merged its campaign with Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium.

The joint bid would have a fan festival on the District of Columbia's National Mall.