Highlight  of  2026 FIFA World Cup

The 23rd FIFA World Cup will be jointly hosted by 16 cities

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for 60 matches and include 48 teams

Voting

Canada , Mexico,  United States: 134 Morocco: 65 None of the bids : 1 Abstentions : 3

United States,  Mexico,  Canada

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HOST

48 (from 6 confederations)

Teams

Format

3

1

2

4

Expand to 40 teams (8 groups of 5 teams) – 88 matches

Expand to 40 teams (8 groups of 5 teams) – 88 matches

Expand to 48 teams (opening 32-team playoff round) – 80 matches

Expand to 48 teams (16 groups of 3 teams) – 80 matches

2 in Canada,  3 in Mexico,  11 in the United States

16 (in 16 host cities)

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Venue(s)

Slot allocation confederations

AFC

CAF

CONCACAF

CONMEBOL

OFC

1

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2

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3

Burst

4

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5

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UEFA

6

Burst

Play off tournament

Playoff windows of November 2025 and March 202

Bulgaria - NOVA Canada - CTV, TSN, RDS Denmark - DR, TV2 Finland - YLE, MTV Norway - NRK, TV2 Sweden - SVT, TV4 United States - Fox, Telemundo India - Viacom18

Broadcasting Rights

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