FIFA World Cup 2026: 16 Cities Across the USA, Mexico, and Canada To Host Matches
The FIFA World Cup 2026 is declared it will be played across the USA, Mexico, and Canada and all over 16 cities in three nations. Eleven venues in the United States, Three Vanus in Mexico, and Two Venues in Canada will play in the FIFA World Cup 2026 football.
In the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the Rose Bowl has been ignored with another Los Angeles area venue, SoFi Stadium, and Canada and Mexico will host 10 matches each.
- United States
World Cup 2026 Venues
The FIFA World Cup 2026 will be hosted in 16 cities across three countries. Eleven venues in the United States, Three Vanus in Mexico, and Two Venues in Canada will play in the FIFA World Cup 2026 football. will host 60 of the 80 matches in the tournament.
World Cup 2026 Teams
The FIFA World Cup 2026 will be played in three nations in 16 cities and will expand to 48 teams in the competition. In FIFA 2026 three teams will be in the stage into 16 groups and the top two teams in each group will advance to a massive 32-team knockout stage featuring single elimination. In the 2022 World Cup 32-team format will be used and now teams increase by a 16-team increase from the previous format.
|Name of Countries||Confederation Name||2022 Places||2026 Places|
|Total = 31 + Host||48|
History of the FIFA World Cup formats for men’s tournaments
World Cup history has stayed fairly static and changed quite a bit compared to the original tournament in 1930. In 1998 FIFA Cub 24 teams were qualified and a total of 24 teams was at the 1994 World Cup in the United State. At the 1982 World Cup where participation was increased from 16 to 24, and four groups of three were then drawn. That second group stage sent the four group winners to the semifinal. In the 1986 World Cup participation remained at 24 and the format changed to just one group stage, still with six groups of four. In the 2022 FIFA Cup there were 31 places and in the 2026 FIFA Cup there increased and will be played 48 teams.