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2026 World Cup Calendar: Matches, cities and stadiums in the US, Mexico and Canada

The final game of the longest World Cup ever will be played at the MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Aerial view of MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J., which will host the 2026 World Cup final.
Aerial view of MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J., which will host the 2026 World Cup final.Seth Wenig (AP)

The FIFA is getting ready for the 2026 World Cup. 104 matches will be played with 48 teams who will try to win the iconic trophy. For the first time, this year’s championship will be hosted by three countries: Mexico, Canada and the United States. The planning has had a focus on facilitating travel for teams and fans around the three countries. While Mexico will be responsible for the inauguration in the legendary Estadio Azteca, the U.S. will host the final game and most of the championship’s matches.

The 23rd FIFA World Cup is going to take place from June 11 to July 19, 2026, a total of 40 days, making it the longest ever in the history of the competition. Here’s all the information about the event.

When is the World Cup 2026: Inauguration, Rounds, Semifinals and final match

The FIFA has announced the official dates for every game of the Cup. This will be the longest ever World Cup — lasting 40 days — after the 1998 FIFA World Cup, which spanned 32 days.

  • Inauguration: June 11, 2026, at Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
  • Group Stage: From June 11 to June 27, 2026.
  • Round of 32: From June 28 to July 3, 2026.
  • Round of 16: From July 4 to July 7, 2026 at the Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens and the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
  • Semifinals: July 14 and 15, 2026 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
  • Third place play-off: July 18, 2026, at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens.
  • Final game of the World Cup 2026: July 19, 2026, at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Host cities in the U.S., Mexico and Canada for the 2026 World Cup

16 cities around the three countries will host the World Cup. Here’s the list for each country.

  • United States: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle.
  • México: Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey.
  • Canada: Toronto and Vancouver.

Stadiums for the 2026 World Cup

Here’s every stadium that will host World Cup games in the United States, Mexico and Canada, with their regular attendance capacity. Some locations can make modifications to increase capacity.

  • Estadio Azteca, in Mexico City. Capacity: 87,523
  • MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Capacity: 82,500
  • AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Dallas. Capacity: 80,000
  • Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Capacity: 76,416
  • NRG Stadium in Houston. Capacity: 72,220
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Capacity: 71,000
  • SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Los Angeles. Capacity: 70,240
  • Lincoln Financial Field. Capacity: 69,796
  • Lumen Field in Seattle. Capacity: 69,000
  • Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, San Francisco Bay Area. Capacity: 68,500
  • Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Boston. Capacity: 65,878
  • Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Miami. Capacity: 64,767
  • BC Place in Vancouver. Capacity: 54,500
  • Estadio BBVA in Guadalupe, Monterrey. Capacity: 53,500
  • Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Guadalajara. Capacity: 49,850
  • BMO Field in Toronto. Capacity: 30,000

Every World Cup 2026 game played in the United States and Canada

The United States will host 78 matches, including the quarter-finals onward. Mexico and Canada will host 13 matches.

  • 4 Group Stage matches will be played at the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, U.S. It will also host one Round of 32 match and one quarter-final game.
  • 4 Group Stage matches will be played at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, U.S. It will also host one Round of 32 match, one quarter-final game and the third place play-off.
  • 5 Group Stage matches will be played at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, U.S. It will also host two Round of 32 matches, one Round of 16 match and a semifinals game.
  • 5 Group Stage matches will be played at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. It will also host a Round of 32 match and a Round of 16 match.
  • 5 Group Stage matches will be played at the BMO Field in Toronto, Canada. It will also host a Round of 32 match.
  • 5 Group Stage matches will be played at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, U.S. It will also host a Round of 32 match and a quarter-final game.
  • 5 Group Stage matches will be played at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, U.S. It will also host a Round of 32 match.
  • 5 Group Stage matches will be played at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, U.S. It will also host a Round of 16 match.
  • 5 Group Stage matches will be played at the Lumen Field in Seattle, U.S. It will also host a Round of 32 match and a Round of 16 match.
  • 5 Group Stage matches will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, U.S. It will also host a Round of 32 match, a Round of 16 match and a semifinal game.
  • 5 Group Stage matches will be played at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, U.S. It will also host a Round of 32 match, a Round of 16 match, and the final game of the Cup.
  • 5 Group Stage matches will be played at the NRG Stadium in Houston, U.S. It will also host a Round of 16 match.
  • 5 Group Stage matches will be played at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, U.S. It will also host a Round of 32 match and a Round of 16 match.

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