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2026 FIFA World Cup: Here's What We Know So Far

It’s time to get ready for the biggest sporting event in the world. The 2026 FIFA World Cup is on its way and things are getting official! This will be only the second time the World Cup has been held in more than one country. The host nations are the USA, Mexico and Canada.

Both Canada and Mexico will host 13 games each and the USA will host 78 games.

Canada's first game will be held on June 12, 2026 at BMO Field. Six games will be played in Toronto at BMO Field. Seven games will be held in Vancouver at BC Place.

(photo credit: Hector Vivas)

Mexico's first game will be held on June 11, 2026 at Estadio Azteca. Mexico City will host five games at Estadio Azteca. Guadalajara and Monterrey will also host four games each at Estadio Arkon and Estadio BBVA respectively.

The USA’s first game will be held on June 12, 2026 at Sofi Stadium. The remaining matches will be played in eleven different cities across the country. The cities hosting games are Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle. 

The semifinals will be played in Dallas and Atlanta. The final will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on July 19, 2026. The bronze medal match will be held in Miami.

The upcoming World Cup will feature more nations than ever before. 48 countries will participate in the tournament. Only three teams have officially qualified, because they are hosting. Canada, Mexico and the USA all have booked their spots. Other nations will begin their qualification journey’s starting in March 2025.

(photo credit: William Orsua)

Editor: Soleil Dam

Content Creator: Jenna Falkenheim

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