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Monumental buildings light in Mexico City for World Cup

The government of Mexico has lit up several key buildings in Mexico City in red, green and white, the colors of the country.

The Angel of Independence, the Old City Hall Palace, the Government Building and the Monument to the Revolution were among those that were lite up during the night in the Mexican capital.

On a night marked by heavy rains, in the main square of Mexico City and in the central Paseo de la Reforma, the monuments could be seen with the bright colors of green, white and red.

Mexico, along with the United States and Canada, were chosen to host the 2026 World. With the allocation of this to North America, Mexico will become the first country to host three World Cups.

During the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, President Enrique Peña Nieto wished the Mexican National Team success saying he trusted that the name of Mexico will shine in the sports competition.

On his Twitter account he wrote, “We have put in you the hope that the name of @mexico will shine and shine. We fully trust you, a lot of success to @miseleccionmx in # Rusia2018! # VamosMéxico #MEX”

The World Cup began Thursday in Russia with 32 teams competing for a gold medal . The event will end July 15.