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2026 World Cup | Participating nations

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Which countries will participate in the 2026 World Cup? Which countries qualify for the World Cup in North America, in the three host countries the United States, Canada, and Mexico? That number will be 48. The names of these football nations will all be known by the end of 2025. There will be (a minimum of) 1 from Oceania (under the flag of the continental football association OFC), (also at least) 6 from South America (CONMEBOL), (at least) 6 from North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), (at least) 8 from Asia (AFC), (at least) 9 from Africa (CAF), and (exactly) 16 from Europe (UEFA).

A ‘minimum’ will apply to all World Cup qualification zones except UEFA, due to the fact that two more countries from these zones can still be placed by playing a mini-tournament at the end of the first continental qualifiers. To find out how that works, click here.

All 2026 World Cup competitors info

Detailed information about each country, such as the selection and the names of the players, will follow once the country has qualified for the 2026 World Cup.

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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.