The World Cup has three matches scheduled for Group C. The draw of the 2026 World Cup determines which three – still to be qualified – countries will end up in this group. Each country will play one match against the other two countries, which means each country will compete twice in the group stage. If the final score is a tie, a winner of the group match will still be declared: not by extending the match, but by immediately taking penalty kicks as a tiebreaker. It is up to the countries in Group C to finish in the top two. Together with the fifteen times two top countries from groups A, B and D to P, the total amounts to 32 teams that advance to the round of 32 (16 finals). For more information, see: 2026 World Cup final round.
2026 World Cup | GROUP C
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.