Following the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FIFA announced the 2026 games will be played across three countries for the first time in history—one of those countries being the United States. More specifically, 16 U.S. cities will host matches, including New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, just a half an hour drive from NYC.
As of February 4, 2024, FIFA announced MetLife Stadium will host the 2026 World Cup final on July 19th, 2026.
The last time the U.S. hosted the tournament was in 1994 for the 15th Men’s FIFA World Cup. Later on, the Women’s World Cup was hosted in the U.S. in 1999 and 2003.
Fans can watch the U.S. men’s team play their first match of the tournament in Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium.
Beyond the U.S., other countries hosting the 2026 games will include Mexico and Canada. Mexico City will be home to the first match of the world renowned tournament, where Mexico’s team will face-off an at the moment undetermined opponent.
The 2026 schedule can be viewed below:
For more general information regarding the 2026 World Cup, see here.