2026 FIFA World Cup host: Canada, Mexico and the United States

2026 FIFA World Cup host

FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced the winning bids at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich. The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the 23rd FIFA World Cup. The Canada–Mexico–United States 2026 FIFA World Cup host bid, is branded United 2026. The United States hosted 60 of the 80 matches and Canada and Mexico would host remaining matches. Three host nations, a record number of venues, and 48 teams are the most any World Cup has ever seen.

The FIFA World Cup 26 or Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2026 or Coupe du Monde FIFA 2026 is set to be the biggest event in the FIFA World Cup history. The final list of hosting the North American countries has submitted a list of 32 cities. That all city host the match of FIFA World Cup. This tournament comes with 48 teams and will start from June to July 19, 2026.

The U.S. will join France, Germany, Brazil, and Italy as nations to host the cup twice, while this will be a record third time for Mexico and Finally !! The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be staged in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

The US will host the FIFA World Cup for the second time. and this time sixteen cities will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches. USA, Canada, and Mexico to qualify automatically for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

2026 FIFA World Cup host: Baltimore submitted to the list of 32 cities

2026 FIFA World Cup Host

Russia hosted the 2018 World Cup and Qatar hosted the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Now, we are coming to the List of Cities in the United States, that will host the football match of the World Cup are Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. Over a manic 17 days from June 11 and June 27, the entire group stage match will be completed in all 72 games of it.

The 23rd edition of the FIFA World Cup will take place across Canada, Mexico, and the USA, including at Olympic venues. The cities in contention to host are New York/New Jersey, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Nashville, Orlando, San Francisco/San Jose, and Cincinnati.

North America is selected as the host continent. Baltimore along with nearby Washington and Philadelphia are on the list. The 2026 FIFA World Cup host country America is the 23rd World Cup host country for the football World Cup. Overall 48 national teams will participate in the tournament. The World Cup last came to North America in 1994.

Voting results of the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Nation Vote
Canada Mexico

United States

134
Morocco 65
None of the bids 3
Not present for Voting 1
Total votes 200

Format of the match in FIFA World Cup 2026

2026 FIFA World Cup hostThe 2026 FIFA World Cup Match Details

The teams will be split into 12 groups of 4 teams and the top 2 teams will be part of the top 32 teams. The World Cup 24 still would have been completed within 32 days

Total matches– 80

  • Expand to 48 teams (12 groups of 4teams)

Cities and Venues of FIFA World Cup 2026

The tournament will take place from June to July 19, 2026. Here’s the full list of the 16 stadiums hosting the world’s biggest football event in 2026. 16 host cities selected for the World Cup below-

2026 FIFA World Cup host Canada Mexico United States

USA: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York / New Jersey, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle.
Mexico: Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey.
Canada: Vancouver and Toronto.

Canada
Vancouver Edmonton – Commonwealth Stadium
Toronto – BMO Field

Mexico

Mexico City – Estadio Azteca Stadium, Capacity: 87,523
Monterrey – Estadio BBVA
Guadalajara – Estadio Akron, Capacity: 49,850

United Sports
Los Angeles – Rose Bowl, Capacity: 70,240
New York/New Jersey – MetLife Stadium
Washington, D.C – FedExField
Dallas – AT&T Stadium, Capacity: 80,000
Kansas City – Arrowhead Stadium
Denver – Empower Field at Mile High
Houston – NRG Stadium, Capacity: 72,220
Baltimore – M&T Bank Stadium
Atlanta – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Capacity: 71,000
Philadelphia – Lincoln Financial Field, Capacity: 69,796
Nashville – Nissan Stadium
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
Miami – Hard Rock Stadium, Capacity: 64,767
Orlando – Camping World Stadium

The host cities have been divided by FIFA into 3 geographical regions

  • Western: Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Guadalajara;
  • Central: Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Monterrey, and Mexico City;
  • Eastern: Toronto, Boston, Nowy Jork, Filadelfia, and Miami

Who is the host of the 2026 World Cup?

Canada, Mexico, and the US will be joint hosts for the 2026 World Cup. The U.S. will host 78 matches overall, while Canada and Mexico will host 13 each. The 23rd edition of the FIFA World Cup will take place in a combined 3 countries for the very first time in FIFA World Cup World history.

Group stage FIFA World Cup 2026 Matches and Stadium

Date Match Venue or Stadium Regions
June 11 1
2
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Estadio Akron, Zapopan
Central
June 12 3
4
BMO Field, Toronto
SoFi Stadium, Inglewood
Eastern
Western
June 13 5
67
8
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
BC Place, VancouverMetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara
Eastern
WesternEastern
Western
June 14 9
1011
12
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
NRG Stadium, HoustonAT&T Stadium, Arlington
Estadio BBVA, Guadalupe
Eastern
CentralCentral
Central
June 15 13
1415
16
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, AtlantaSoFi Stadium, Inglewood
Lumen Field, Seattle
Eastern
EasternWestern
Western
June 16 17
1819
20
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Gillette Stadium, FoxboroughArrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara
Eastern
EasternCentral
Western
June 17 21
2223
24
BMO Field, Toronto
AT&T Stadium, ArlingtonNRG Stadium, Houston
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Eastern
CentralCentral
Central
June 18 25
2627
28
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
SoFi Stadium, InglewoodBC Place, Vancouver
Estadio Akron, Zapopan
Eastern
WesternWestern
Central
June 19 29
3031
32
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Gillette Stadium, FoxboroughLevi’s Stadium, Santa Clara
Lumen Field, Seattle
Eastern
EasternWestern
Western
June 20 33
3435
36
BMO Field, Toronto
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas CityNRG Stadium, Houston
Estadio BBVA, Guadalupe
Eastern
CentralCentral
Central
June 21 37
3839
40
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, AtlantaSoFi Stadium, Inglewood
BC Place, Vancouver
Eastern
EasternWestern
Western
June 22 41
4243
44
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Lincoln Financial Field, PhiladelphiaAT&T Stadium, Arlington
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara
Eastern
EasternCentral
Western
June 23 45
4647
48
MetLife Stadium, Foxborough
BMO Field, TorontoNRG Stadium, Houston
Estadio Akron, Zapopan
Eastern
EasternCentral
Central
June 24 49
5051
5253
54
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, AtlantaBC Place, Vancouver
Lumen Field, SeattleEstadio Azteca, Mexico City
Estadio BBVA, Guadalupe
Eastern
EasternWestern
WesternCentral
Central
June 25 55
5657
5859
60
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
MetLife Stadium, East RutherfordAT&T Stadium, Arlington
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas CitySoFi Stadium, Inglewood
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara
Eastern
EasternCentral
CentralWestern
Western
June 26 61
6263
6465
66
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
BMO Field, TorontoLumen Field, Seattle
BC Place, VancouverNRG Stadium, Houston
Estadio Akron, Zapopan
Eastern
EasternWestern
WesternCentral
Central
June 27 67
6869
7071
72
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
BMO Field, TorontoLumen Field, Seattle
BC Place, VancouverNRG Stadium, Houston
Estadio Akron, Zapopan
Eastern
EasternCentral
CentralEastern
Eastern

 

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