2026 FIFA World Cup Host Cities
The FIFA World Cup is a quadrennial international soccer championship. The 2026 edition will take place in 16 cities from three North American countries. The host cities for the 2026 World Cup have been selected based on a number of factors. These factors include the location, economic development, and culture of the host city. To host the 2026 World Cup, the cities must have high rankings in FIFA’s World Cities Ranking.
The three host countries for the 2026 World Cup are the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The United States will host the event in 11 cities, and Canada will host three. The World Cup will be expanded from 32 teams to 48, so 16 cities across three host countries will be needed to host the tournament. Each of these cities will host matches. Here are the host cities for the 2026 World Cup:
Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Despite their bid, Orlando did not make the cut. The city hosted a World Cup game in 1994, and the city enjoys widespread local government support. Additionally, Orlando is home to Walt Disney World, which is a major tourist attraction. Additionally, Orlando is close to several other selected cities. The city is a popular choice for the World Cup, and it is close to several other bid sites.
Los Angeles was the first city chosen as the host of the 2026 World Cup, but the process was extremely competitive. The winning bid, which was submitted by the United States, will host 60 games. Canada and Mexico will also have 10 games each, but the knockout round games will be held in the United States. This means that if one of these host cities is not chosen, the World Cup could come to Canada or Mexico.