Where is the 2026 World Cup taking place?

WHERE WILL THE 2026 WORLD CUP TAKE PLACE?
* The 2026 edition of the World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico, marking the first time the tournament will be shared by three different countries.

* The United States will host games in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami and New York/New Jersey.

* Mexico will host matches in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.

* Canada will host games in Vancouver and Toronto.

WHEN WILL THE 2026 WORLD CUP TAKE PLACE?
* FIFA has not yet announced the exact dates of the tournament.

* The World Cup will return to its usual schedule of June and July 2026, after the organizers opted to host the 2022 edition in November and December due to the weather conditions of the summer in Qatar, where temperatures exceed 40 degrees centigrade (104 Fahrenheit).

HOW MANY TEAMS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE 2026 WORLD CUP?
* It will be the first time that 48 teams have entered the tournament, an increase from the 32 that are contesting this year’s event in Qatar.

HAVE THE HOST COUNTRIES ORGANIZED A WORLD CUP BEFORE?
* Mexico has hosted the World Cup twice before, in 1970 and 1986, and will become the first country to host the tournament three times.

* The United States hosted the tournament once, in 1994.

* Canada has never hosted a men’s World Cup, but did host the women’s edition in 2015.

WHAT OTHER COUNTRIES WERE COMPETING TO HOST THE 2026 WORLD CUP?
* The other candidate to host the 2026 World Cup was Morocco.

* The trinational candidacy was chosen after a FIFA congress vote in 2018, after obtaining 134 votes against 65 for Morocco.

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