World Cup 2026 host cities revealed, with 11 venues in U.S., 3 in Mexico and 2 in Canada

FIFA on Wednesday announced 16 North American cities that will host matches for the 2026 World Cup, with 11 venues selected in the United States, three in Mexico and two in Canada.

The 2026 World Cup will be the first tournament hosted by the three nations and will also be the first tournament that will expand the competition to 48 teams.

The host of the 1994 World Cup final, the Rose Bowl, was not chosen, instead another Los Angeles area venue, Sophie Stadium, was chosen.

"It was the most competitive process ever for the FIFA World Cup," FIFA President Gianni Infantino told Fox Sports of the selection process.

The officially chosen cities to host World Cup matches in Mexico and Canada are: Guadalajara (Estadio Akron), Monterrey (Estadio BBVA Bancomer), Mexico City (Estadio Azteca), Toronto (BMO Field) and Vancouver (BC Place). .

"This is a historic day for US Soccer and the entire American soccer community, from every corner of our grassroots to the pros and our national teams," US Soccer President Cindy Parlow Coen said in a statement.

"Along with our good friends in Canada and Mexico, we couldn't be more excited to be working with FIFA on what we believe will be the greatest World Cup in history.

I would like to congratulate all the bidding cities that will be hosting the Games.

From the three countries' original "United 2026" bid, 60 games are due to be played in the United States, while Mexico and Canada will each receive 10 matches.

Once the tournament reaches the quarterfinal stage, all remaining knockout round games will be held in the U.S.

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