Cities to host 2026 World Cup revealed by FIFA
The International Football Federation (FIFA) announced on Friday the 16 host cities that will stage matches for the 2026 World Cup, scheduled to take place across three Northern American countries.
The 2026 World Cup will be jointly hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
“We congratulate the 16 World Cup Host Cities on their outstanding commitment and passion,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino in the press release.
“Today is a historic day – for everyone in those cities and states, for FIFA, for Canada, the USA, and Mexico who will put on the greatest show on Earth.
“We look forward to working together with them to deliver what will be an unprecedented FIFA World Cup and a game-changer as we strive to make football truly global,” added FIFA President in the same press release.
The 2026 World Cup will be also the first edition that will feature 48 teams and three host countries, according to the same source.
The World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men’s national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport’s global governing body.
The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.
The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.
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