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2026 FIFA World Cup Host 

This is the 23rd edition of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Host Selection, the quadrennial international men’s soccer tournament after the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup which is associated with FIFA. The 2022 FIFA World Cup was the first tournament which was host by the Arab World. 

The FIFA World cup 2026 is going to host by the 16 cities in three North American countries, which include the quarterfinals, semi-finals, and the final all total 60 matches.

The host countries are the United States and neighboring Canada and Mexico which will host 10 matches. And this is the first-ever tournament to host by three national collaborating with each other for one tournament, after the 2002 FIFA World Cup tournament.,

Two nations South Korea and Japan have conducted the 2002 FIFA World Cup also this is the tournament to include 48 teams expanded from 32 teams now many new teams have a chance to enter for FIFA World Cup first time.

This will be the first time Canada’s to host or co-host the FIFA World Cup, Whereas Mexico has become the first country to host or co-host the men’s World Cups three times.

The United States bid beat their rival bid by Morocco during the final vote at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow.

Here is a detailed summary list that will clarify the 2026 FIFA World Cup Host Selection Qualification and Venues of the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

2026 FIFA World Cup Host Selection and Venues 

2026 FIFA World Cup
2026 FIFA World Cup

Qualification:

The qualification process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup is not yet to be decided but there are slots as follows. The FIFA Council is ready to decide which will be the host for this tournament.

On 30 March 2017, FIFA Council Bureau has proposed the slot allocation for the 2026 FIFA World Cup and suggested to submitted the ratification by the FIFA Council.

Confederation Available slots in finals Teams started Qualifying start date Qualifying end date
AFC 46 8 17% 4.5
CAF 54 9 17% 5
CONCACAF 35 6 17% 3.5
CONMEBOL 10 6 60% 4.5
OFC 11 1 9% 0.5
UEFA 55 16 29% 13
Playoff  – 2 33%
Total 211 48 23% 31(+ hosts)

Candidate Cities and Venues:

The United bid identifies 23 potential host cities from which 16 will be selected: 10 in the U.S. and 3 each from Canada and Mexico. 2024 FIFA World Cup Final will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.  There will be 16 venues but still, the final result is not ready for the tournament.

United States Stadium:

  • Los Angeles, Rose Bowl(Capacity: 92,542)
  • New York/New Jersey, Metlife Stadium(Capacity: 82,500)
  • Washington, D.C, FedExField(Capacity: 82,000)
  • Dallas,AT&T Stadium(Capacity: 80,000)
  • Kansas City, Arrowhead Stadium(Capacity:76,416)
  • Denver, Empower Field at Mile High(Capacity: 76, 125)
  • Houston, NRG Stadium(Capacity: 72, 220)
  • Baltimore, M&T Bank Stadium(Capacity: 71, 006)
  • Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium(Capacity: 71,000)
  • Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Field(Capacity: 69,796)
  • Nashville, Nissan Stadium(Capacity: 69,143)
  • Seattle, Lumen Field(Capacity: 69,000)
  • San Francisco Bay Area, Levi’s Stadium(Capacity: 68, 500)
  • Boston, Gillette Stadium(Capacity: 65,878)
  • Cincinnati, Paul Brown Stadium(Capacity: 65,515)
  • Miami, Hard Rock Stadium(Capacity: 64,767)
  • Orlando, Camping World Stadium(Capacity:60,219)

Canada stadium:

  • Edmonton, Commonwealth Stadium(Capacity: 55,819)
  • Toronto, BMO Field(Capacity: 30,00)

Mexico stadium:

  • Mexico City, Estadio Azteca(Capacity:87,523)
  • Monterrey, Estadio BBVA(Capacity: 53,500)
  • Guadalajara, Estadio Akron(Capacity: 49,850)

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