The 2026 World Cup football tournament will be organized by FIFA and three North American countries: the United States, Canada and Mexico. What are the motives of the host countries to organize this World Cup? What are the advantages the U.S., Canada, and Mexico have to offer the (soccer) world? What legacy awaits with North America as the host, both for global soccer and for the continent with the three host countries in particular? What will the format of the 23rd edition of the soccer World Cup look like? Read about the World Cup and soccer madness in the United States, Canada and Mexico in recent decades, their soccer and sports background, the logo and the mascot the world gets to see, and all other related information about the 2026 World Cup and its hosts.
2026 World Cup | Organization
Host Cities USA
The 2026 American Dream: the United States is one of the three hosts of the World Cup Soccer in North America. It is the host country with the most host (Candidate) Host Cities.
The United States will have ten stadiums for the 2026 World Cup. The Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles is aiming for the opening match. The MetLife Stadium, New York/New Jersey, is candidate for the final.
Host Cities Canada
There are currently 23 Candidate Host Cities for the world's football, of which three are located in Canada: Edmonton, Montréal, and Toronto. Each host city has its own characteristics.
During the 2026 World Cup final, the following three stadiums in Canada are contenders: the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, the Olympic Stadium in Montréal and the BMO Field in Toronto.
Host Cities Mexico
With Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico has three candidate host cities for the World Cup in 2026. Each host with its specific ambience, history, attractions, hotspots and other features.
An important part of the 2026 World Cup will take place in Mexico. Candidate stadiums: Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City and the BBVA Bancomer Stadium in Monterrey.