Here are the cities that will be hosting the 2026 World Cup

  • FIFA on Wednesday awarded the 2026 World Cup to the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
  • Of the 80 matches, 60 are scheduled to be played in the US, with Canada and Mexico each set to host 10.
  • Canada and Mexico have already cemented their three host cities, while the US has revealed a list of 17 cities that will be cut down to 10.

North America on Wednesday won a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

The soccer tournament will be hosted by the US, Canada, and Mexico, with the US scheduled to host 60 of the 80 matches. FIFA plans to expand the number of teams to 48 from 32 for that tournament.

Canada and Mexico have already named three host cities each. Matches in Mexico are set to be played in Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara, while games in Canada are scheduled for play in Toronto, Montreal, and Edmonton, according to Pro Soccer Talk.

The US has submitted 17 cities to host matches, but that list will be narrowed down to 10 by 2021. Thus far, cities in contention to host are New York/New Jersey, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Washington, Baltimore, Nashville, Orlando, San Francisco/San Jose, and Cincinnati.

Each US city would host at least five matches.

U.S. cities and stadiums that may host the 2026 World Cup
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U.S. cities and stadiums that may host the 2026 World Cup
Sep 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; A aerial view of MetLife Stadium during the national anthem with a 100 yard American Flag before the start of the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the The New York Jets. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: An aerial view of the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual between the USC Trojans and the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tournament of Roses - Pool/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: General view of Mercedes-Benz Stadium after the College Football Playoff National Championship game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - MARCH 27: General view at the inside of ATT Stadium before an international friendly match between Mexico and Croatia at AT&T Stadium on March 27, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 19: General view of FedEx Field during the game between the Washington Redskins and the Tennessee Titans on October 19, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 1: A general view of Levi's Stadium during the Pac-12 Championship game between the Stanford Cardinal and the USC Trojans on December 1, 2017 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 07: A general view as New England Patriots Super Bowl Championship banners and an American flag are displayed on the field during the national anthem prior to the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 7, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 13: A general view of Lincoln Financial Field during the national anthem prior to the game between the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles on November 13, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Falcons 24-15. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - MARCH 23: General view of Hard Rock Stadium before the international friendly match between Peru and Croatia at Hard Rock Stadium on March 23, 2018 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 11: A general view of the Seattle Seahawks against the Miami Dolphins at CenturyLink Field on September 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: General view of NRG Stadium during the National Anthem prior to Super Bowl LI on February 05, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images))
ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 28: A general view during the second half of the Camping World Bowl game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Oklahoma State Cowboys on December 28, 2017, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL. Oklahoma State defeated Virginia Tech 30-21. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: A wide view of Arrowhead Stadium before a week 15 NFL game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs on December 16, 2017 in Kansas City, MO. The Chiefs won 30-13. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 08: A general view at Sports Authority Field at Mile High before the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers on September 8, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Brenner/Getty Images)
December 30 2015: View of and empty Nissan Stadium prior to the start of the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN. (Photo by Stephen Furst/Icon Sportswire) (Photo by Stephen Furst/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: An overall view of Paul Brown Stadium during the NFL game against the Houston Texans and the Cincinnati Bengals on September 14 2017, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 10: (EDITORS NOTE: Image is a digital panoramic composite.) A general view during the game between the Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Nights at M&T Bank Stadium on December 10, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Army defeated Navy 21-17. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

According to Yahoo, the bid called for each of the three host nations to play in the opening matches. All three nations are expected to automatically qualify, but that has not been made official.

A mock schedule (via Yahoo) even planned when and where some matches would take place. For instance, Los Angeles may host the US opener, Dallas is mentioned as a candidate to host the semifinals, while the final match is expected to take place in Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, just outside New York City.

Some big-name cities also opted out of hosting, citing uncertainty over cost. They included Chicago, Minneapolis, and Tampa in the US and Vancouver in Canada.

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