The US, Canada and Mexico want to host the 2026 World Cup
Three countries have officially signed up to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The US, Canada and Mexico are planning to jointly organize the football tournament, and so far they are the only serious candidates.
As many as 48 countries will participate in the 2026 World Cup, so the number of matches will also increase. will be expanded to 80. The majority of the matches will be played in the US. Mexico and Canada will each be assigned 10 games as scheduled. There will be 16 groups, each with 3 countries.
On February 20, 2017, FIFA President Gianni Infantino indicated that the tournament may be held in several countries in 2026. The football association must think about the long-term sustainability of football. In addition, FIFA must show that it is wise that the 2026 World Cup will be played in several countries for the first time. The last time the World Cup was organized by several countries was in 2002, when South Korea and Japan were the host countries.
However, it is not yet certain that the football event will be assigned to the US, due to President Trump's entry ban. The new president has imposed strict requirements for people entering the country. Players and football fans for the World Cup in 2026 will most likely also suffer from these restrictions.
Mexico has hosted the World Football Championship twice before, namely in 1970 and in 1982. Brazilë and Argentinaë won these tournaments at the time. The United States hosted the tournament once, in 1994. Brazilë also won this tournament, which is already the most visited World Cup ever. Canada has never hosted a FIFA World Cup.
Possible other countries interested in the organization are: Colombia, Kazakhstan and Morocco. Read more about the allocation of the 2026 World Cup here.Read all news »
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The US, Canada and Mexico are planning to jointly host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The countries have officially reported to FIFA and are the only ones.
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