By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The city of Philadelphia has made its bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The city launched a website Friday with its pitch to FIFA.

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Officials say the city is built to host major events. It’s touting its success hosting events like the 120th Army-Navy Game in 2019, the 2017 NFL Draft, the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and the 2015 Papal visit, just to name a few.

Philadelphia was selected as one of the 17 U.S. finalists to host the 2026 event. If chosen, matches will be held at Lincoln Financial Field.

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The city is asking the community to show their support by making a pledge at

Only 10 U.S. cities will be chosen as host sites. This will mark the first time FIFA is bringing the World Cup to U.S. soil since 1994.

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FIFA is expected to announce the host cities sometime next year.