Where will the World Cup be played in 2026?
The United States, Canada and Mexico are the headquarters of the greatest football event on the planet after overtaking Morocco as a competitor.
With Russia 2018 in full development, and with Qatar as the final venue for the 2022 World Cup, some are already thinking about the 2026 World Cup. It is that hours after the ball started shooting in Moscow, FIFA announced that United, Canada and Mexico will organize the event.
This candidacy was already considered the great favorite especially by the push and political power in the US, both inside and outside of FIFA.
The other candidate was Morocco, which aspired to be the second country on the African continent to host a World Cup, after South Africa in 2010.
THE 23 CITIES HEADQUARTERS OF MEXICO, THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
To take into account, the 2026 World Cup will be the first with 48 selections instead of the usual 32, so the candidates to host the event should have many venues for the large number of games.
The Joint Candidacy Committee, made up of Mexico, the United States and Canada, reduced the list of postulated venues to 23, which will be reduced to 16 after being selected by FIFA to organize the maximum football event.
“The number and diversity of the cities of Canada, Mexico and the United States represent the most complete and far-reaching lodging strategy ever developed for a mega sporting event,” said the Candidacy in a statement, which also highlighted that none of these countries will need to build new stadiums, so they can focus on ensuring good services.
Cities where the 2026 World Cup will be played are as follows…
Mexico: Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.
Canada: Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto.
United States: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York / New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Washington DC.