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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)
Alonso Martínez

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.

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.

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.

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.

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