— Published 24 May 2022

Cities to be announced on 16 June

Mondial 2026

The wait will soon be over for the cities bidding to host the 2026 World Cup in the USA, Canada and Mexico. FIFA has announced that it will unveil the list of selected sites and stadiums on 16 June. No less than 22 cities have submitted a bid, including 16 in the United States, three in Canada and three in Mexico. For the latter two countries, FIFA’s choice looks relatively easy, as the international body has already hinted that it will select between four and six. The selection will be more difficult in the United States, with 16 cities in the running for a final list that should include between eight and 12. The 22 candidate cities are Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York/New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington/Baltimore in the United States, Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey in Mexico, Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton in Canada. The 2026 World Cup will be the first to be held in three countries. It will also be the first time in history that the final phase will bring together 48 teams.