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2026 FIFA World Cup locations revealed for 16 cities in Canada, Mexico and the United States

2026 FIFA World Cup locations revealed for 16 cities in Canada, Mexico and the United States

The 16 host cities will be: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Guadalajara, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Monterrey, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver.

FIFA officials will decide at a later time which of the 16 cities will host the group matches and which will host the knockout round matches.

“We congratulate the 16 FIFA World Cup host cities for their outstanding commitment and passion,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said in a press release. “Today is a historic day – for everyone in those cities and states, for FIFA, Canada, the United States and Mexico who will put on the greatest show on earth. We look forward to working with them to deliver what will be an unprecedented and game-changing FIFA World Cup as we strive to make football global. truly “.

The 2026 Men’s World Cup will be the first edition featuring 48 teams and the first time matches will be held in three countries.

This will be the second time that the United States has hosted a World Cup final after the first in 1994, and the record third time for Mexico, which also hosted it in 1970 and 1986. It will be the first time that a men’s World Cup match will be held. Canada, although the country hosted the Women’s World Cup in 2015.

Host cities that are successful in their bids can reap huge financial benefits, according to 2018 American Football Studywith more than $5 billion in economic activity created in North America.

The study said that those cities that were selected to host the World Cup matches may witness an economic activity estimated at 160-620 million dollars.

Correction: An earlier version of this story gave an incorrect year for the last World Cup in Mexico. It hosted the World Cup finals in 1970 and 1986.