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2026 World Cup | Qualifiers

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Qualification: a record 48 national teams will participate in the men’s soccer World Cup in 2026 in North America. There are 211 FIFA countries in six continental zones that distribute the 48 starting certificates by playing qualification matches in the period 2023 – 2025.

These are the six FIFA Zones and the number of World Cup tickets that can be earned per zone:

Plus 2 more qualifying nations

The other two countries qualify themselves by playing a mini-tournament as the final part of the qualification stage. Six countries are allowed to enter: two from zone CONCACAF, one from zone CAF, one from AFC, one from CONMEBOL, and one from OFC.

Draw 2026 World Cup Soccer qualifiers

The dates, matches, and times of the qualification stage will follow as soon as they are known. This will be after the draw for the qualifying matches for the 2026 World Cup, on a date to be determined in July 2023.

Qualification: more info

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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.