The Fifa World Cup 2026 will be the 23rd World Cup ever held. The Sportmonks Football API will cover all essential Football data for the biggest sports event in the world.
The tournament takes place from June 11th to July 19th in, 2026. The first-ever World Cup is to be held in three different countries. After the Winter World Cup 2022, the tournament will return in the summer.
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The World Cup 2026 will be held in multiple countries. Exactly sixteen cities will host the World Cup in 2026. These are divided into Canada, the United States and Mexico. Since 2002 there hasn’t been a World Cup that multiple countries have hosted. Will Argentina be able to prolong its World Cup title in 2026? They are the defending champions and might be one of the favourites again.
Mexico is the first country to host three World Cups. Mexico hosted the 1970 and 1986 World Cups. The World Cup 2026 makes three World Cups hosted or co-hosted for Mexico. It is Canada’s first time hosting a men’s tournament.
Over 48 teams will join the World Cup in 2026. With the new format, the total number of matches during the World Cup 2026 will be 104. As hosts, three teams will be assured their place in the knockout stage, Canada, Mexico, and the USA.
The finalists of the World Cup 2026 will play a total of eight games. The tournament will have 39 days between the start and the World Cup 2026 final. The top-8 third-placed teams in the group stage will join the knockout stage.
Three different countries will be the hosts of the World Cup 2026. These countries are not the smallest countries by any means. Let’s take a look at the acreage of the three hosts.
Canada 9.985.000 km²
USA 9.834.000 km²
Mexico 1.973.000 km²
So, what does this mean for the venues used in the 2026 World Cup? We will have eleven stadiums in the USA, two in Canada and three in Mexico. Let’s take a look at them.
Atlanta – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – 71,000
Boston – Gillette Stadium – 65,878
Dallas – AT&T Stadium – 80,000
Houston – NRG Stadium – 72,220
Kansas City – Arrowhead Stadium – 76,416
Los Angeles – SoFi Stadium – 70,240
Miami – Hard Rock Stadium – 64,767
New York/New Jersey – MetLife Stadium – 82,566
Philadelphia – Lincoln Financial Field – 69,769
San Francisco – Levi’s Stadium – 75,000
Seattle – Lumen Field – 69,000
Toronto – BMO Field – 30,000
Vancouver – BC Place – 54,500
Guadalajara – Estadio Akron – 49,850
Mexico City – Estadio Azteca – 87,523
Monterrey – Estadio BBVA – 53,500