Miami, Toronto, Mexico City named among 2026 World Cup co-hosts | World Cup

FIFA unveils listing of 16 cities in United States, Canada, and Mexico that may host matches in 2026 World Cup.

FIFA has unveiled the 16 cities throughout the US, Canada and Mexico that may host matches through the 2026 World Cup, the primary time in historical past that three nations will co-host the worldwide soccer championship.

“Stellar line-up of #WorldCup 2026 Host Cities unveiled,” FIFA, world soccer’s governing physique, tweeted on Thursday.

Eleven US cities had been chosen, alongside three Mexican cities – Guadalajara, Monterrey and Mexico Metropolis – and two in Canada, Toronto and Vancouver.

Within the US, matches shall be performed in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas Metropolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, Seattle, and within the San Francisco Bay Space.

FIFA has not mentioned which metropolis will host the finals.

Thursday’s announcement was met with pleasure from officers within the host cities, in addition to nationwide soccer groups and associations within the three international locations.

The Twitter account for the US males’s nationwide staff responded with an ecstatic, “LET’S GOOOOO!!!!!” shortly after the announcement. “To have a World Cup on this nation goes to be superb, Christian Pulisic, the staff’s 23-year-old star, additionally mentioned.

Philadelphia, positioned in Pulisic’s residence state of Pennsylvania, is among the 11 US host cities. “I’ve performed in Philadelphia a few occasions and it’s an incredible metropolis, and being from Pennsylvania myself, that’s actually terrific,” he mentioned concerning the choice.

The mayor of Mexico Metropolis, Claudia Sheinbaum, reacted to the information by tweeting, “The World Cup returns to the town!”

“I can’t wait to welcome followers and gamers to our metropolis!” Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart additionally mentioned on Twitter. “And I do know we’re particularly trying ahead to cheering on the Canadian Males’s Nationwide Crew for the primary time ever on residence soil!”

Canada Soccer President Nick Bontis congratulated Toronto and Vancouver for being chosen, and thanked Edmonton, which had vied to host matches, for placing collectively its bid.  “The competitors for venue choice was probably the most sturdy in FIFA’s historical past,” Bontis mentioned in an announcement.

The 2026 match will mark the primary time in FIFA’s historical past that three international locations play host to the World Cup, which happens each 4 years and is among the hottest sporting occasions on earth.

The collection of the host cities comes simply days after Costa Rica secured the ultimate spot within the 2022 World Cup, with a victory over New Zealand on Tuesday.

The qualifying matches for the upcoming match, which shall be held in Qatar, have been stuffed with drama and heartbreak.

Ukraine, reeling amid Russia’s continued invasion, had its hopes dashed in a defeat to Wales in early June, whereas Peru was knocked out by underdog Australia this week after dropping on penalty kicks.

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