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2026 FIFA World Cup
The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the 23rd FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship contested by the national teams of

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2026 FIFA World Cup Coupe du monde de football de 2026
Copa Mundial de Fútbol 2026
North America 2026 Bid logo Tournament details Host countries Canada
Mexico
United States Teams 48 (from 6 confederations) Venue(s) 16 (in 16 host cities) ← 2022 2030 →

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the 23rd FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Canada, Mexico and the United States in 2026.

Two bids to host the event were submitted to FIFA, a joint bid by Canada, Mexico and the United States, and one by Morocco. On 13 June 2018, at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, the joint bid was selected by 134 votes to Morocco's 65, while one country voted for neither. This will be the first tournament hosted by more than two countries, and only the second hosted by more than one country, the other being the 2002 tournament, which was jointly hosted by South Korea and Japan. Upon this selection, each countries make hosting records of their own. Canada becomes the fourth country to host both men's and women's World Cup – the latter was in 2015, Mexico becomes the first country to host three men's World Cups – previously in 1970 and 1986, and the United States becomes the first country to host both men's and women's World Cup twice each – having hosted the 1994 men's and the 1999 and 2003 women's World Cups.

The tournament will be the first to feature 48 teams, after FIFA approved expansion from 32 teams. Eighty matches will be played at the tournament, with sixty taking place in the US, including all matches from the quarter-finals onward, while Canada and Mexico will host 10 matches each. The final will be held in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Contents
  • 1 Format
    • 1.1 Slot allocation
      • 1.1.1 Play-off tournament
      • 1.1.2 Host selection
    • 1.2 Bid process
      • 1.2.1 Bid Evaluation Task Force
      • 1.2.2 Fast track bid process
    • 1.3 Bid requirements
      • 1.3.1 Stadiums requirements
      • 1.3.2 Team and referee facilities
  • 2 Qualification
  • 3 Official bids
    • 3.1 CAF
    • 3.2 CONCACAF
  • 4 Bid committee
  • 5 Candidate venues
    • 5.1 Canada
    • 5.2 Mexico
    • 5.3 United States
    • 5.4 Venues that were considered, but not chosen
  • 6 2026 FIFA World Cup host(s) election results
  • 7 Broadcasting rights
  • 8 Notes and references

Format

Michel Platini, who was the then-UEFA President, had suggested in January 2015 an expansion of the tournament to 40 teams, an idea which FIFA president Gianni Infantino also suggested in March 2016. A desire to increase the number of participants in the tournament from the previous 32 team format was announced on 4 October 2016. Four expansion options were considered:

  • Expand to 40 teams (8 groups of 5 teams) – 88 matches
  • Expand to 40 teams (10 groups of 4 teams) – 76 matches
  • Expand to 48 teams (opening 32-team playoff round) – 80 matches
  • Expand to 48 teams (16 groups of 3 teams) – 80 matches

On 10 January 2017, the FIFA Council voted unanimously to expand to a 48-team tournament.

The tournament will open with a group stage consisting of 16 groups of three teams, with the top two teams progressing from each group to a knockout tournament starting with a round of 32 teams. The number of games played overall will increase from 64 to 80, but the number of games played by finalists remains at seven, the same as with 32 teams, except that one group match will be replaced by a knockout match. The tournament will also be completed within 32 days, same as previous 32-team tournaments.

The European Clubs Association and its member clubs opposed the proposal for expansion, saying that the number of games was already at an "unacceptable" level and they urged the governing body to reconsider its idea of increasing the number of teams that qualify. They contended that it was a decision taken for political reasons, because Infantino would thus satisfy his electorate, rather than for sporting reasons. Liga de Fútbol Profesional president Javier Tebas agreed, affirming the unacceptability of the new method. He told Marca that the football industry is maintained thanks to clubs and leagues, not FIFA, and that Infantino did politics because to be elected he promised more countries in the World Cup; he wanted to keep the electoral promises. German national team coach Joachim Löw warned that expansion, as had occurred for Euro 2016, would dilute the value of the world tournament because players have already reached their physical and mental limit. Another criticism of the new format is that with 3-team groups, the risk of collusion between the two teams playing in the last round will increase compared with 4-team groups (where simultaneous kick-offs have been employed). One suggestion by President Infantino is that group matches that end in draws will be decided by penalty shootouts.

Slot allocation

On 30 March 2017, the Bureau of the FIFA Council (composed of the FIFA President and the presidents of each of the six confederations) proposed a slot allocation for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The recommendation was submitted for the ratification by the FIFA Council.

On 9 May 2017, two days before the 67th FIFA Congress, the FIFA Council approved the slot allocation in a meeting in Manama, Bahrain. It includes an intercontinental play-off tournament involving six teams to decide the last two FIFA World Cup berths.

Confederation Total FIFA eligible members Total places in finals
(including hosts) Percentage of members with places in finals Total places before 2026
(excluding host, including half-places) AFC 46 8 17% 4.5 CAF 54 9 17% 5 CONCACAF 35 6 17% 3.5 CONMEBOL 10 6 60% 4.5 OFC 11 1 9% 0.5 UEFA 55 16 29% 13 Play-Off 2 - Total 211 48 23% 31 (+ host)

The issue of how to allocated automatic host country qualification given that there are multiple host countries has not yet been resolved and will be decided by the FIFA council. The United Bid anticipated all three host countries being awarded automatic places.

Play-off tournament

A play-off tournament involving six teams will be held to decide the last two FIFA World Cup berths, consisting of one team per confederation (except for UEFA) and one additional team from the confederation of the host country.

Two of the teams will be seeded based on the FIFA World Rankings, and the seeded teams will play for a FIFA World Cup berth against the winners of the first two knockout games involving the four unseeded teams.

The tournament is to be played in the host country(ies) and to be used as a test event for the FIFA World Cup. The existing play-off window of November 2025 has been suggested as a tentative date for the 2026 edition.

Host selection It has been suggested that this article be split into a new article titled 2026 FIFA World Cup bids. (Discuss) (June 2018) Map of the World with the six confederations

The FIFA Council went back and forth between 2013 and 2017 on limitations within hosting rotation based on the continental confederations. Originally, it was set that bids to be host would not be allowed from countries belonging to confederations that hosted the two preceding tournaments. It was temporarily changed to only prohibit countries belonging to the confederation that hosted the previous World Cup from bidding to host the following tournament, before the rule was changed back to its prior state of two World Cups. However the FIFA Council did make an exception to potentially grant eligibility to member associations of the confederation of the second-to-last host of the FIFA World Cup in the event that none of the received bids fulfill the strict technical and financial requirements. In March 2017, FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirmed that "Europe (UEFA) and Asia (AFC) are excluded from the bidding following the selection of Russia and Qatar in 2018 and 2022 respectively." Therefore, the 2026 World Cup could be hosted by one of the remaining four confederations: CONCACAF (last hosted in 1994), CAF (last hosted in 2010), CONMEBOL (last hosted in 2014), or OFC (never hosted before), or potentially by UEFA in case no bid from those four met the requirements.

Co-hosting the FIFA World Cup — which had been banned by FIFA after the 2002 World Cup — was approved for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, though not limited to a specific number but instead evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Also by 2026, the FIFA general secretariat, after consultation with the Competitions Committee, will have the power to exclude bidders who do not meet the minimum technical requirements to host the competition.

Bid process

The bidding process was due to start in 2015, with the appointment of hosts scheduled for the FIFA Congress on 10 May 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but was postponed due to the 2015 FIFA corruption case and the subsequent resignation of Sepp Blatter, and resumed following the FIFA Council meeting on 10 May 2016, amid corruption allegations around the previous tournaments, due to be held in 2018 (Russia), as well as in 2022 (Qatar).

The bidding process originally consisted of four phases:

  • May 2016 – May 2017: a new strategy and consultation phase
  • June 2017 – December 2017: enhanced phases for bid preparation
  • March 2018 – June 2018: bid evaluation
  • June 2018: final decision

The consultation phase focused on four areas:

  • The inclusion of human rights requirements, sustainable event management, environmental protection in the bidding
  • Principle of exclusion of bidders that do not meet technical requirements
  • Review of the current stance on joint bids
  • Number of teams

On 7 November 2017, FIFA published a guide to bidding process. It outlines the key elements of the reformed bidding process, the assessment mechanisms in place, recommendations on the protection of the process’ integrity, the timeline for the selection of the host(s), the specific requirements for hosting, a detailed explanation of the government guarantees, as well as the principles of sustainable event management and human rights protection.

Bid Evaluation Task Force

On 27 October 2017, the FIFA Council ratified the decision of the Bureau of the Council of 6 September 2017 to approve the enhanced Bidding Regulations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. It also appointed the members of the Bid Evaluation Task Force. According to the Bidding Regulations, the Task Force is expected to be composed by:

  • Tomaz Vesel: chairman of the Audit & Compliance Committee
  • Mukul Mudgal: chairman of the Governance Committee
  • Ilco Gjorgioski: member of the Organising Committee for Competitions
  • Zvonimir Boban: deputy general secretary
  • Marco Villiger: deputy general secretary
Fast track bid process

With no rival bid having emerged since April 2017 the CONCACAF member federations of Canada, Mexico and the United States sent a joint request to FIFA to hasten the bid process. Canada, Mexico and the United States wanted FIFA to award the bid outside the traditional bidding process at the June 2018 FIFA Congress in Moscow if the CONCACAF-bid meets FIFA requirements.

However the FIFA Council proposed on 8 May 2017 that FIFA shall establish a bidding procedure inviting initially only the member associations of CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL and the OFC - continental confederations whose members have not hosted the two previous World Cups - as candidates to submit to FIFA bids to host the final competition of the 2026 FIFA World Cup by 11 August 2017. The 68th FIFA Congress will decide on the selection of the candidate host associations.

On 11 May 2017, the 67th FIFA Congress voted on the FIFA Council proposal to the fast-track the 2026 FIFA World Cup bid process and set the following deadlines:

  • 11 August 2017: any other nations interested in bidding have to express interest
  • 16 March 2018: bidders must meet a list of FIFA's technical specifications, and bids must be officially submitted by then
  • 13 June 2018: the 68th FIFA Congress will decide on whether to select one of the official bids. Should neither be selected, further member associations, including those from AFC and UEFA and excluding the initial bidders, will be invited to bid.
Bid requirements

Endorsement of a set of principles submitted by the FIFA administration as part of the process to select the host of the 2026 FIFA World Cup, including an overview of the content to be requested from bidding member associations and high-level hosting requirements. These include: stadium and infrastructure requirements; principles of sustainable event management, human rights and environmental protection; and details on aspects such as governmental support documents, the organisational model to be adopted and provisions for the establishment of a legacy fund. A complete version of the bid requirements will eventually be dispatched to member associations that register to take part in the process.

Stadiums requirements

FIFA have established minimum requirements for stadiums capacities.

Matches Stadium capacities Opening match 80,000 Remaining group stage matches 40,000 Round of 32 40,000 Round of 16 40,000 Quarterfinals 40,000 Semifinals 60,000 Third place play-off 40,000 Final 80,000 Team and referee facilities

FIFA established minimum requirements for team and referee facilities.

Facilities Number Team base camp training Sites 48 (with 72 proposals) Team base camp hotels 48 (with 72 proposals) Venue-specific training sites 2–4 per stadium (with 4 proposals per stadium) Venue-specific team hotels 2–4 per stadium (with 4 proposals per stadium) Referee base camp training sites 1 (with 2 proposed) Referee base camp hotels 1 (with 2 proposed) Qualification

FIFA Council will decide on granting automatic entry of hosts with joint bids. The decision for UNITED BID members will be made on June 5, 2019. If approved, 3 of the 6 spots available in CONCACAF will go to USA, Canada & Mexico.

Official bids

Under FIFA rules as of 2017, the 2026 Cup cannot be in either Europe (UEFA) or Asia (AFC), leaving an African (CAF) bid, a North American (CONCACAF) bid, a South American (CONMEBOL) bid, or an Oceania (OFC) bid as the only possible options. In March 2017, FIFA confirmed that "Europe (UEFA) and Asia (AFC) are excluded from the bidding following the selection of Russia and Qatar in 2018 and 2022 respectively."

CAF
  •  Morocco
Main article: Morocco 2026 FIFA World Cup bid
Moroccan Minister of Youth and Sports, Moncef Belkhayat, told the French daily Le Figaro: "The African Cup of Nations 2015 will be the first indicator of our ability to host a great event. Then we can confidently consider us as a candidate to host the World Cup 2026". However, in November 2014, Morocco asked to postpone the African Cup of Nations to summer due to the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa and lost its hosting rights to Equatorial Guinea.
Morocco lost bids to host the World Cup in 1994, 1998, 2006, and 2010 to the United States, France, Germany, and South Africa, respectively.
Morocco successfully hosted the 2013 and 2014 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup and the 2018 African Nations Championship.
On 11 August 2017, Morocco officially announced a bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
If successful, it will be the second African country, after the 2010 tournament in South Africa, as well as the second Arab and Muslim country after the 2022 tournament in Qatar, also the first time in North Africa.
Some of the main requirements addressed by FIFA are security, finance and hospitality, and Morocco fulfills all these requirements as this has been proven by the outcome of the FIFA Task Force: The note was 2,7 from the total of 5 points. Additionally the travel time between the proposed venues is manageable, since all the venues are within a one-hour flight of Casablanca. Another point is the suitable global time, because in Morocco the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the local time and therefore a large number of countries can watch the live transmission of the games in a suitable time. Finally the proximity to Europe is a good advantage for a large number of European supporters.
However, multiple risks exist for FIFA with the bid. In its evaluation report, Morocco received high risk options for stadiums, accommodation and transportation. Overall the bid was labelled as high risk and the other bid was rated as low risk to FIFA.
CONCACAF

 Canada /  Mexico /  United States

Main article: Canada–Mexico–United States 2026 FIFA World Cup bid
Following rumors on each nation bidding individually, the three nations announced on 10 April 2017 a bid to host the World Cup jointly. However, Canada and Mexico would only host 10 games each, while the United States would host the remaining 60 games, including all remaining matches once the tournament reaches the quarterfinals.
It will be the first FIFA World Cup held in three countries, the first men's World Cup held in Canada (the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was held in the country), the second men's World Cup held in the United States (1999 and 2003 Women's World Cups were held in the country), and the third World Cup held in Mexico (making Mexico the first nation to host three World Cups, after the 1970 and 1986 World Cups).
Bid committee Robert Kraft

On July 6, 2017, a United Bid Committee was officially formed by the National Federations of Canada, Mexico and the United States, to kick off the bidding process to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup to North America.

Honorary chairman of the board

  • Robert Kraft: National Football League and Major League Soccer executive and owner

United bid committee board of directors

  • Steven Reed – co-chairman, president of the Canadian Soccer Association
  • Decio de María – co-chairman, president of the Mexican Football Federation
  • Carlos Cordeiro – co-chairman, president of the United States Soccer Federation
  • Victor Montagliani – president of CONCACAF
  • Sunil Gulati – FIFA Council member
  • Don Garber – commissioner of Major League Soccer
  • Dan Flynn – secretary general of U.S. Soccer
  • Donna Shalala – trustee professor of Political Science at the University of Miami
  • Guillermo Cantu – general secretary of the Mexican Football Federation
  • Peter Montopoli – general secretary of the Canadian Soccer Association
  • Carlos Bocanegra – technical director of Atlanta United FC
  • Julie Foudy – founder of Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy and television analyst and reporter for ESPN/ABC
  • Ed Foster-Simeon – president and CEO of U.S. Soccer Foundation

United bid committee executive team

  • John Kristick – executive director for the united bid committee
  • Jim Brown – managing director, technical operations
  • Peter Montopoli – Canada bid director
  • Yon De Luisa – Mexico bid director
Candidate venues

There are 23 candidate venues that will be narrowed down to 16 in 2020 or 2021 (3 in Canada, 3 in Mexico and 10 in the United States):

A denotes a stadium used for previous men's World Cup tournaments (United States and Mexico only)
A denotes an indoor stadium
Canada Montreal, Quebec Edmonton, Alberta Toronto, Ontario Olympic Stadium Commonwealth Stadium BMO Field Capacity: 61,004
(Bid book capacity: 55,822)
(Expandable to 73,000) Capacity: 56,302
(Bid book capacity: 56,418) Capacity: 30,000
(Expanding to 45,500 for tournament) Edmonton Montreal Toronto Canadian candidate venues Mexico Mexico City Monterrey, Nuevo Leon Guadalajara, Jalisco Estadio Azteca Estadio BBVA Bancomer Estadio Akron Capacity: 87,523 Capacity: 53,500
(Bid book capacity: 53,460) Capacity: 46,232
(Bid book capacity: 48,071) Mexico City Monterrey Guadalajara Mexican candidate venues United States Los Angeles, California New York City, New York Washington, D.C. Dallas, Texas Rose Bowl
(Pasadena, CA) MetLife Stadium
(East Rutherford, New Jersey) FedExField
(Landover, Maryland) AT&T Stadium
(Arlington, TX) Capacity: 92,000
(Bid book capacity: 88,432) Capacity: 82,500
(Bid book capacity: 87,157) Capacity: 82,000
(Bid book capacity: 70,249) Capacity: 80,000
(Bid book capacity: 92,967)
(expandable to 100,000) Kansas City, Missouri Denver, Colorado Houston, Texas Baltimore, Maryland Arrowhead Stadium Sports Authority Field at Mile High NRG Stadium M&T Bank Stadium Capacity: 76,416
(Bid book capacity: 76,640) Capacity: 76,125
(Bid book capacity: 77,595) Capacity: 71,795
(Bid book capacity: 72,220) Capacity: 71,006
(Bid book capacity: 70,976) Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta Baltimore Boston Cincinnati Dallas Denver Houston Kansas City Los Angeles Miami Nashville NYC/NJ Orlando Philadelphia San Francisco/ San Jose Seattle Washington, D.C. American candidate venues Mercedes-Benz Stadium Capacity: 71,000
(Bid book capacity: 75,000)
(expandable to 83,000) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Nashville, Tennessee Seattle, Washington San Francisco/San Jose, California Lincoln Financial Field Nissan Stadium CenturyLink Field Levi's Stadium
(Santa Clara, CA) Capacity: 69,176
(Bid book capacity: 69,328) Capacity: 69,143
(Bid book capacity: 69,722)
(expandable to 75,000) Capacity: 69,000
(expandable to 72,000) Capacity: 68,500
(Bid book capacity: 70,909)
(expandable to 75,000) Boston, Massachusetts Cincinnati, Ohio Miami, Florida Orlando, Florida Gillette Stadium
(Foxborough, MA) Paul Brown Stadium Hard Rock Stadium
(Miami Gardens, FL) Camping World Stadium Capacity: 65,878
(Bid book capacity: 70,000) Capacity: 65,515
(Bid book capacity: 67,402) Capacity: 64,767
(Bid book capacity: 67,518) Capacity: 60,219
(Bid book capacity: 65,000) Venues that were considered, but not chosen
An asterisk denotes that although the venue was eliminated, there is another venue in that specific city or area of the city that is still in the running.
Venue City State/Province Capacity Country Reason Soldier Field Chicago  Illinois 61,500  United States Pulled out voluntarily U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis  Minnesota 66,555  United States Pulled out voluntarily BC Place Vancouver  British Columbia 54,500  Canada Pulled out voluntarily Bank of America Stadium Charlotte  North Carolina 75,525  United States Eliminated in 2nd round Cotton Bowl Dallas*  Texas 92,100  United States Eliminated in 2nd round Ford Field Detroit  Michigan 65,000  United States Eliminated in 2nd round Las Vegas Stadium Las Vegas  Nevada 72,000  United States Eliminated in 2nd round Memorial Coliseum
Hollywood Park Los Angeles*  California 93,607
70,246  United States Eliminated in 2nd round University of Phoenix Stadium Phoenix  Arizona 63,400  United States Eliminated in 2nd round Rice-Eccles Stadium Salt Lake City  Utah 48,600  United States Eliminated in 2nd round Raymond James Stadium Tampa  Florida 65,890  United States Eliminated in 2nd round Legion Field Birmingham  Alabama 71,594  United States Eliminated in 1st round FirstEnergy Stadium Cleveland  Ohio 67,500  United States Eliminated in 1st round Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis  Indiana 62,421  United States Eliminated in 1st round EverBank Field Jacksonville  Florida 69,132  United States Eliminated in 1st round Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans  Louisiana 73,208  United States Eliminated in 1st round TD Place Stadium Ottawa  Ontario 24,000  Canada Eliminated in 1st round Heinz Field Pittsburgh  Pennsylvania 69,690  United States Eliminated in 1st round Mosaic Stadium Regina  Saskatchewan 33,350  Canada Eliminated in 1st round Alamodome San Antonio  Texas 64,000  United States Eliminated in 1st round McMahon Stadium Calgary  Alberta 73,208  Canada Did not submit bid Lambeau Field Green Bay  Wisconsin 81,441  United States Did not submit bid Rogers Centre Toronto*  Ontario 54,000  Canada Did not submit bid SDCCU Stadium San Diego  California 70,561  United States Did not submit bid Saputo Stadium Montreal*  Quebec 20,801  Canada Did not submit bid 2026 FIFA World Cup host(s) election results Election of the Host Nation(s) of the 2026 FIFA World Cup — ballot results Bid Member(s) Round 1 United 2026 Canada
Mexico
United States
134 (67.00%) Morocco 2026 Morocco 65 (32.50%) 68th FIFA Congress Vote details Round 1 Moscow - Russia Eligible 203 Participants 203 None of the bids 1 Abstentions 3 Valid ballots 200 Members unable to vote Members from countries with candidate biddings Other members Canada
Mexico
Morocco
United States Ghana
Guam
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands Broadcasting rights
  •  Canada – CTV, TSN, RDS
  •  United States – Fox, Telemundo

FIFA's awarding of rights to Fox has been criticized for its lack of tender process, having been done in order to placate Fox regarding the move of the 2022 World Cup, which it has the rights to, from summer in the United States to winter (21 November – 18 December), during the National Football League regular season. Due to the lack of a tender, FIFA lost revenue. According to the BBC's sports editor Dan Roan, "As ever, it seemed, FIFA was looking after itself."

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