world cup 2026
From CONCACAF he left open the possibility that FIFA would approve a new reshuffle for the 2026 World Cup between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
The Qatar 2022 World Cup was the last, at least until now, to be played with 32 teams and at a single venue. As of the next version, not only the format will change, But the number of participants will increase to 48 and in addition, there will be three organizing countries. Which would be: United States, Mexico and Canada.
In this context, due to the number of teams, for the first time the tournament will have 16 stadiums at its mercy., and related to these characteristics described, From Concacaf they acknowledged that another innovative version could be added. On show that will take place at the FIFA Congress in the coming months.
That is, for the 2026 World Cup, Instead of having only one opening game, there are three. In other words, three matches that will take place simultaneously with their respective celebrations in three different stadiums, one from each country. The offer was revealed by Victor Montagliani, president of the North and Central America unit.
“We are going to make that decision next year, but it is certain that we will have three opening games, One in USA, one in Canada and one in Mexico,said the manager, who is also a member of the FIFA Council, about a new amendment that will introduce the twenty-third edition of the World Cup.
The World Cup will be played again in the middle of the year
What was the experience of Qatar 2022, which saw the World Cup being held for the first time in its history between November and December, with the United States, Canada and Mexico hosting the event? It will be restarted once the season is over. In other words, it will return in the months of June and July.