The governing body of world football, FIFA, announced the schedule of the prestigious FIFA World Cup in 2026 on Sunday late night.
From June 11 to July 19, 2026, the 23rd edition of the World Cup, jointly organized by Mexico, America and Canada, will be held in 16 different cities of the three countries.
According to FIFA, the opening of the tournament will be held on June 11, 2026 at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. The audience capacity of the stadium is currently more than 87,000. This is the same stadium where Argentine legend Diego Maradona scored the famous 'Hand of God' goal against England in the quarter-final match of the 1986 World Cup.
Similarly, the conclusion of the competition and the final match will be held at the MetLife Stadium located in the American city of New York/New Jersey. The audience capacity of the stadium is 82,500. America is going to host the World Cup for the first time since 1994.
Similarly, Mexico has had the opportunity to host the World Cup for the third time overall. Previously, Mexico hosted the 1970 and 1986 FIFA World Cups. Similarly, another co-hosting country, Canada, got the opportunity to host this world football tournament for the first time.
Remember, the number of participating teams in the 2026 FIFA World Cup will also be 48. Also, there will be a total of 104 matches throughout the World Cup. It is the first time in the history of the World Cup that so many teams and games have been scheduled.
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