2026 WORLD CUP FOOTBALL

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2026 World Cup | Final

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The final of the 2026 FIFA World Cup will take place in the summer of 2026. The MetLife Stadium in New York/New Jersey is the intended stadium and host city for the final match of the 2026 FIFA men’s soccer World Cup in North America. The World Cup football in North America has three hosts: the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Their United 2026 Bid has been awarded at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, on June 13, 2018, beating out Morocco (134 to 65 votes). The 2026 World Cup final is therefore expected to take place at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, just outside New York City, according to the United 2026 bid.

The 2026 World Cup final stadium is home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, both playing in the National Football League (NFL). New Jersey has hosted matches at the 1994 World Cup Football as well, being played in the (former) Old Giants Stadium.

2026 World Cup final stadium

The new, current MetLife Stadium has been constructed in 2010 and is situated at the Meadowlands complex, a sports complex including ultramodern facilities and amenities, among which hundreds of hotels. This base situated in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is also known as the MetLife Sports Complex; including the MetLife Stadium. The MetLife Stadium has a 82,500 capacity and is a 30 minute drive from Manhattan.

2026 World Cup final: when?

The exact date of when the final will be held, is still unknown. More information about the World Cup final, most probably in host city New York, will be available here as soon as it is confirmed.

World Cup soccer: more stadium and location info

The World Cup final location is the MetLife Stadium in New York / New Jersey, as mentioned. Besides the World Cup soccer final, the U.S. will also host all games at this 2026 FIFA tournament starting from the quarterfinals. Out of the 80 games at the schedule of the final round, Mexico and Canada will have 10 games each; 60 games will be played at U.S. ground. Except from the 4 quarterfinals, 2 semifinals, the third-place battle and the final, also 34 matches in the group stage, 12 in the round of 32 and 6 in the round of 16 will have the USA as their host. In the BID, it has been proposed that 7 group matches, 2 round of 32 and one round of 16 will take place in both Canada and Mexico. The above information is subject to final decisions. More info about the locations? See: 2026 World Cup stadiums (U.S., Canada, and Mexico).

UPDATE:

2026 WORLD CUP HOST CITIES

AS ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 16, 2022:

Western Region:

Vancouver (BC Place Stadium)
Seattle (Lumen Field)
San Francisco Bay Area (Levi’s Stadium)
Los Angeles Inglewood (SoFi Stadium)
Guadalajara (Estadio Akron)

Central Region:

Kansas City (Arrowhead Stadium)
Dallas (AT&T Stadium)
Atlanta (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
Houston (NRG Stadium)
Monterrey (BBVA Bancomer Stadium)
Mexico City (Azteca Stadium)

Eastern Region:

Toronto (BMO Field)
Boston (Gillette Stadium)
Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)
Miami (Hard Rock Stadium)
New York/New Jersey (MetLife Stadium)


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Host Cities USA

The 2026 American Dream: the United States is one of the three hosts of the FIFA World Cup Soccer in North America. The USA is the host country with the most - eleven - host cities.

Host Cities Canada

With Vancouver, and Toronto, Canada has two host cities for the world's football finals in North America in 2026. Get more information about the characteristics of these exciting and diverse, dynamic cities.

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.

Stadiums USA

The United States will have eleven stadiums for the FIFA 2026 World Cup. Click for more information about these fantastic and modern venues in the USA, and which matches they will host.

Stadiums Canada

During the 2026 World Cup finals, these are the two venues in Canada: BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, and BMO Field in Toronto. Find out more about these attractive Canadian stadiums.

Stadiums Mexico

In Mexico, the FIFA 2026 World Cup will take place in these stadiums: Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City and the BBVA Bancomer Stadium in Monterrey.