When is the next World Cup and where will it be held?
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 11, 2022 - 09:50AM
The World Cup is held every four years (Picture: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)

The 2022 has not yet finished in – but that hasn’t stopped fans already looking ahead to the next installment of the competition.

The World Cup is considered the on the planet and only a select number of countries have ever had the privilege of staging the tournament.

Find out when the next World Cup will be and where it will be held.

When is the next World Cup?

The exact start and finish dates have not yet been finalised, but the tournament is expected to take place across June and July 2026.

Who is hosting the next World Cup?

The FIFA World Cup 2026 will be co-hosted by the USA, Canada and Mexico.

USA are co-hosts in 2026 (Picture: John Todd/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

The pan-North American World Cup will feature 16 cities across the continent and it will be the first time that three countries will have shared hosting duties for the same tournament.

Games will be held in 11 locations across the USA; Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.

Toronto and Vancouver will be the Canadian cities responsible for hosting matches, while Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey will stage fixtures in Mexico.

The USA will host 60 matches, while Canada and Mexico will both have ten each.

This will be the second time the USA has hosted the World Cup having first done so back in 1994.

Canada will share hosting duties in four years time (Picture: Ulrik Pedersen/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

World Cup 2026 venues

USA

  • Atlanta – Mercedes-Benz Stadium (74,295 capacity)
  • Boston – Gillette Stadium (65,878 capacity)
  • Dallas – AT&T Stadium (80,000 capacity)
  • Houston – NRG Stadium (72,220 capacity)
  • Kansas City – Arrowhead Stadium (76,416 capacity)
  • Los Angeles – SoFi Stadium (70,000 capacity)
  • Miami – Hard Rock Stadium (65,326 capacity)
  • New York/New Jersey – MetLife Stadium (82,500 capacity)
  • Philadelphia – Lincoln Financial Field (67,594 capacity)
  • San Francisco Bay Area – Levi’s Stadium (68,500 capacity)
  • Seattle – Lumen Field (72,000 capacity)

Canada

  • Toronto – BMO Field (30,000 capacity)
  • Vancouver – BC Place (54,500 capacity)

Mexico

  • Guadalajara – Estadio Akron (46,355 capacity)
  • Mexico City – Estadio Azteco (87,523 capacity)
  • Monterrey – Estadio BBVA (51,000 capacity)

Mexico will become the first country to host the World Cup on three occasions following 1970 and 1986, while Canada are set to make their debut as hosts four years from now.

For the first time in World Cup history, the number of teams taking part in the competition is being expanded from the traditional 32 to 48.

FIFA are yet to confirm where each game will be held, although every game from the quarter-final stage onwards will be in the USA.

When were the hosts announced?

The USA, Canada and Mexico were awarded the World Cup in June 2018 after beating Morocco in the final round of voting at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow.

FIFA had banned co-hosting tournaments after Japan and South Korea shared the World Cup in 2002, but it was approved for 2026.

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