The 2026 World Cup Host Cities Are Announced

Eleven U.S. sites, three in Mexico, and two in Canada. The opening and final match sites will be confirmed later.

This will be the first time that the tournament will include 48 teams, instead of the current 32-team format.

Cities that were not selected include Cincinnati; Denver; Edmonton, Canada; Nashville, Tenn.; Orlando, Fla.; and Baltimore.

The "main" opening match will likely take place in either Los Angeles or Mexico City – both cities that have previously hosted World Cup finals.

In 2018, the U.S., Canada, and Mexico beat Morocco. The U.S. hosted in 1994; Mexico in 1970 and 1986.

The three countries' joint bid branded itself the United Bid, under the motto "Unity. 

Most of the U.S. arenas in contention host NFL and MLS teams. The Canadian stadiums host the CFL and MLS, while the Mexican arenas host Liga MX.

The bid praised the stadiums' luxurious suites and club space as "perfect for FIFA leaders and guests, international dignitaries, and premium ticket buyers."

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