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The 2026 World Cup: a football party in North America.


By: Victoria Andrea Anillo Campos

Content Writing and Marketing


Football is a sport that unites nations and excites millions of people around the world. In the year 2026, this exciting sporting event will be held in North America, with the United States, Canada and Mexico as the host countries.

This will be the first time that three nations will jointly host the World Cup, and it is expected to be a historic tournament full of emotions, rivalries and unforgettable moments.

In Americanos Magazine, we tell you a little about this great event for the nations. The United States, Canada and Mexico were selected as the venues of the 2026 World Cup for their passion for football, their first-class sports infrastructure and their ability to organize large-scale events. Together, these three countries offer a perfect combination of vibrant cities, Moderna stadiums and a passionate fan base.

From Los Angeles to Montreal, and from Mexico City to Vancouver, football fans will be able to enjoy a unique experience while following their favorite teams.

The 2026 World Cup will feature a total of 48 teams, a significant increase compared to previous editions. This means that there will be more opportunities for teams from all over the world to compete in this prestigious tournament. In addition, the geographical distribution of the venues will allow fans to easily travel between the different countries to enjoy multiple matches and immerse themselves in the cultural and football diversity of the region.

The host venues for 2026 are:
United States
New York/New Jersey (MetLife Stadium)
Los Angeles (SoFi Stadium)
Dallas (AT&T Stadium)
San Francisco Bay Area (Levi’s Stadium)
Miami (Hard Rock Stadium)
Atlanta (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
Seattle (Lumen Field)
Houston (NRG Stadium)
Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)
Kansas City, Missouri (Arrowhead Stadium)
Boston/Foxborough (Gillette Stadium)
Toronto (BMO field)
Vancouver (BC Place Stadium)

Guadalajara (Akron Stadium)
Mexico City (Estadio Azteca)
Monterrey (BBVA Bancomer Stadium)

The favorite to host the finals is MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which has a seating capacity of 82,500 and is home to the NFL teams New York Giants and New York Jets.

The Azteca of Mexico has been presented as a potential host for the opening match.

Both venues are candidates to host the 2026 final, but FIFA President Gianni Infantino said world football’s governing body will take its time to make a decision.

Which teams will qualify for the 2026 48-nation World Cup?
In May 2017, FIFA confirmed which confederations will get additional berths at the 2026 World Cup.
The confederations that receive the most places are Africa, which gets four guaranteed places plus one intercontinental playoff place. It is followed by Asia, which gets four additional places. The European confederation receives an additional three, as does North America, while South America wins three. Oceania, on the other hand, gets one.

RegionConfederationQuotas 2026
N. AmericaCONCACAF6.66 (he has an extra 0.33 for organizing the World Cup)
South AmericaCONMEBOL6.33

The hosting of the 2026 World Cup will also have a significant economic impact on the three host countries. The event is expected to attract millions of visitors, which will generate a boost in tourism, hospitality, gastronomy and other related industries.

In addition, the investment in sports infrastructure and the improvement of existing stadiums will leave a lasting legacy for the development of football in North America.

The 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico promises to be an unprecedented football celebration.
The combination of the passion for football, the world-class sports infrastructure and the collaboration between three enthusiastic nations ensures that fans will live exciting and unique moments.

This World Cup also represents an opportunity for North America to demonstrate its ability to organize large-scale events and its commitment to the development and promotion of the king sport.

Get ready to enjoy an unforgettable tournament in 2026!