With the males’s World Cup about to start, soccer followers may also begin getting excited for the subsequent World Cup going down in 2026.
The location of the 2026 World Cup is exclusive as a result of the occasion will likely be hosted in three totally different international locations in North America: the United States, Mexico and Canada. Multiple international locations haven’t hosted the World Cup since 2002, when Japan and South Korea shared internet hosting duties.
Within these three international locations, 16 different cities will host matches throughout the World Cup.
After a protracted candidate course of, the 16 cities have been introduced again in June. The cities in the United States embrace East Rutherford, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Kansas City, Seattle, San Francisco/Bay Area (Santa Clara) and Los Angeles. The Mexican cities embrace Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. The Canadian cities embrace Vancouver and Toronto.
This marks Mexico’s third time internet hosting, the United States’ second time internet hosting and Canada’s first time internet hosting.
All of the venues in the United States are NFL stadiums in the designated cities with a purpose to maintain the massive variety of individuals touring to attend the video games.
Following a FIFA vote again in 2017, the 2026 World Cup will likely be the first time wherein 48 groups will qualify for the occasion, with the customary initially being 32. Because of this leap in dimension, there’ll now be 80 matches performed over the 20 complete venues.
The United States will host a complete of 60 video games, together with the quarterfinals, semifinals and closing matches. Mexico and Canada will every host 10 matches.
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