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Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. Cities Hosting 2026 World Cup Games Announced

Updated: Jun 26

By: Lian Zhu

Four years from now, another FIFA World Cup (men’s soccer tournament) is going to be. With 48 countries competing in stadiums prepared in cities around Canada, Mexico, and in the U.S. The FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) host cities for 2026 will be:

❖ Vancouver, British Columbia

❖ Seattle, Washington

❖ San Francisco, California

❖ Los Angeles, California (SoFi Stadium)

❖ Guadalajara, Jalisco

❖ Kansas City, Missouri

❖ Dallas, Texas

❖ Atlanta, Georgia

❖ Houston, Texas

❖ Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

❖ Mexico City, Mexico

❖ Toronto, Ontario

❖ Boston, Massachusetts

❖ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

❖ Miami, Florida

❖ New York / New Jersey

As, 11 games will be played in the U.S., 3 in Mexico and 2 in Canada. The position in the cities of each match (opening matches, final matches, etc) will be shortly announced by FIFA.

This world cup will be the first one to have 48 teams competing, rather than the 32 teams, it will also be the first one that had stadiums set up around 3 nations.

The matches have a high chance of starting at Los Angeles or Mexico City, both hosted recent World Cup finals (last matches that determine the champion team).

The U.S., Canada, and Mexico were picked as the winning nations in 2018, kicking out Morocco. The U.S. recently hosted the World Cup in 1994 and the tournament Mexico in 1970 and 1986. Having the World Cup across 3 gigantic countries will have incredible traveling hardships for the teams competing and the fans who trail them, excluding other passengers. Normal tournaments hosted in a single country would be easy to allow fans, teams, and other passengers to quickly move from city to city.

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