Monday, October 3, 2022

FIFA announces 16 host cities for 2026 World Cup

FIFA has announced 16 host cities for the 2026 World Cup, which will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Matches will be played at 11 locations across the US – Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle. Canadian fixtures will be in the cities of Toronto and Vancouver, with Mexican fixtures being staged in Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey.

The expanded tournament will be the first to include 48 teams, an increase of 16 from this year’s competition in Qatar, and the first to be co-hosted by three countries. Cincinnati, Denver, Edmonton, Nashville, Orlando and Washington DC/Baltimore were candidate cities to be missed.

The selection was confirmed during a ceremony at the Rockefeller Center in New York City, which was overseen by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who said in a statement: “We congratulate the 16 FIFA World Cup host cities for their outstanding commitment and passion. Today is a historic day – for everyone in those cities and states, for FIFA, for Canada, the United States and Mexico that will put on the greatest show on earth. We look forward to working closely with them in an unprecedented The FIFA World Cup will and will be a game-changer as we strive to make football truly global.”

North America will host the men’s World Cup for the first time in 32 years and for the fourth time overall. The United States staged the 1994 edition, which was won by Brazil, while Mexico hosted the 1970 and 1986 tournaments, with Brazil and Argentina winning respectively. Canada has never hosted the competition before but staged the Women’s World Cup in 2015.

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