World football governing body FIFA on Thursday has announced the host cities for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
In a press event that was filmed on Thursday night, 16 cities were picked from 22 contenders across the three nations.
For Canada, this is the first time they will be hosting a men’s World Cup, while the United States previously held the tournament in 1994. Mexico held it on two separate occasions in 1970 and 1986.
FIFA had announced that the 2026 World Cup will feature an expanded field of 48 teams, which will be the first time that number of teams are participating in a single World Cup final. It will also be the first time the competition will be staged across three host nations.
As co-hosts, Mexico, Canada and the USA will be qualifying automatically.
Below is the full list of 2026 World Cup host cities:
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
- Kansas City
- New York / New Jersey
- Mexico City