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FIFA announce host cities for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico & Canada

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Atlanta has been named as a host city.
Atlanta has been named as a host city. / Kevin C. Cox/GettyImages
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FIFA has announced the host cities for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

16 cities have been picked from 22 contenders across the three nations. For Canada, this is the first time the country will host a men's World Cup, with the United States hosting the tournament in 1994, and Mexico holding it in 1970 and 1986.

The 2026 World Cup will feature an expanded field of 48 teams for the first time in tournament history and is the first to be staged across three host nations.

As co-hosts, the USMNT will feature in their 11th World Cup after also making it to this year's edition in Qatar having missed out on Russia 2018. Mexico will compete in their 17th World Cup and haven't failed to qualify since 1990, while this will be Canada's third after making the tournament this year for the first time since 1986.

Here is the full list of 2026 World Cup host cities:


Where will the 2026 World Cup be held?

1. United States

Chicago Fire FC v Seattle Sounders FC
Seattle's Lumen Field will host in 2026. / Abbie Parr/GettyImages
  • Seattle
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • Kansas City
  • Dallas
  • Atlanta
  • Houston
  • Boston
  • Philadelphia
  • Miami
  • New York / New Jersey

2. Mexico

America v Pachuca - Playoffs Torneo Grita Mexico C22 Liga MX
The World Cup is coming back to Mexico City. / Jam Media/GettyImages
  • Guadalajara
  • Monterrey
  • Mexico City

3. Canada

Exteriors And Landmarks
Vancouver is one of two Canadian host cities. / Andrew Chin/GettyImages
  • Vancouver
  • Toronto

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