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Mexico host | Host City World Cup 2026

2026 World Cup cities Mexico: which Mexican cities will be part of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup football? Mexico is one of the three host countries of the final round in North America. This host country has three host cities: Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey at the FIFA World Cup in 2026, out of sixteen locations in total. Eleven cities will be located in the USA, and two in Canada. Find here the list of the world cup soccer cities which are located in Mexico, and read about its characteristics.

The following host cities for the 23rd FIFA Soccer World Cup are located in Mexico:

FIFA World Cup host cities Mexico

2026 World Cup host Mexico

The North American World Cup Host Mexico was founded in 1810 and is bordered to the north by the United States, to the southeast by Belize and to the southwest by Guatemala. It is situated on the Caribbean Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. It is a federal republic comprising 31 states, approximately 125 million inhabitants, a few islands and is situated 2,240 meters above sea level. The official language is Spanish, closely followed by a multitude of indigenous languages still spoken in Mexico today.

Mexico & World Cup soccer

Mexico already acquired a great deal of experience when organizing the FIFA Men’s World Cup editions 1970 and 1986. The national men’s soccer team of Mexico has, since 1930 up until 2018, marked the quarterfinals as their best performances at the World Cup football, both times achieved at their home field (1970 and 1986). See also: Mexico football. In 2026, Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey are aiming to write new World Cup Soccer history.

More about Mexico

The capital of Mexico is the metropolis of Mexico City, one of three Host Cities. Mexican culture is shaped by rich Spanish and Meso-American history. Its ancient civilizations are still visible through temples, historical works of art, the Mayan language and ancient architecture. Mexico is also known for its modern beaches and sleek coastlines, colorful markets, and beautiful jungles, while also offering extremes in terms of snowy mountain tops, vast deserts and lush forests. Mexico is also known for the passion with which its people embrace their football and other sports teams.

2026 World Cup Stadiums Mexico

Want to read about the FIFA Men’s soccer stadiums related to the Mexican cities as described on these pages? See also: 2026 World Cup Stadiums Mexico.

World Cup 2026 Guadalajara

Guadalajara host city

Akron Stadium
Guadalajara is the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco. Situated in the country’s Western-Pacific part. Mexico’s second largest city.

World Cup 2026 Mexico City

Mexico City host city

Azteca Stadium
Mexico City, Ciudad de México in Spanish, is located in the Anáhuac Valley of Mexico (2,240 meters altitude). Capital of Mexico.

World Cup 2026 Monterrey

Monterrey host city

BBVA Bancomer Stadium
Cosmopolitan Monterrey: capital of the state of Nuevo León. Located in the Santa Catarina Valley, with a dynamic atmosphere.

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World Cup Football Qualifiers North America, Central America, Caribbean

Qualification North America, Central America, Caribbean

In North America, Central America and the Caribbean, the FIFA qualifiers run from March 18, 2024 to November 18, 2025. Six, seven or eight of the 32 participating CONCACAF nations qualify, joining hosts USA, Canada and Mexico.

World Cup Football Qualifiers South America

FIFA World Cup football Qualification South America

In South America, the FIFA World Cup qualifiers run from September 7, 2023 to September 9, 2025. A total of 10 CONMEBOL nations participate. Six to seven South American countries will qualify. There is one single round.

World Cup Football Qualifiers Europe

FIFA World Cup football qualification Europe

In Europe, the qualifiers run from March 17, 2025 to March 31, 2026. A total of 55 (of 54) UEFA nations participate. Sixteen European countries will qualify. There is one group stage (Round 1), followed by the European play-offs.

World Cup Football Qualifiers Asia

FIFA World Cup football Qualification Asia

In Asia, the World Cup qualification runs from October 12, 2023 to November, 2025. A total of 46 AFC nations participate. Eight or nine Asian countries will qualify. There are three qualifying rounds, before the play-offs.

World Cup Football Qualifiers Africa

FIFA World Cup football Qualification Africa

In Africa, the World Cup football qualifiers run from November 13, 2023 to November 18, 2025. A total of 54 CAF nations participate. Nine or ten African countries will qualify. There are two qualification rounds.

World Cup Football Qualifiers Oceania

FIFA World Cup football Qualification Oceania

In Oceania, the FIFA qualifiers for the World Cup football run from September, 2024 to March, 2025. Eleven OFC nations participate. One or two Oceanic countries qualify. There are three qualification rounds.


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.