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.

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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