Dallas, New York and Los Angeles They emerge as the main candidates to host the 2026 World Cup final, which they will jointly host United States, Mexico and Canada and whose calendar will be unveiled this Sunday by the FIFA.
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Sunday at 3 p.m. on the coast Eastern USA (same time as Colombia) will kick off the event in which FIFA will unveil the full calendar and city breakdown of this expanded World Cup with 48 teams instead of 32, resulting in a record 104 matches in total.
In addition to the final, FIFA will announce, among other things, where the qualifying rounds will be played and the opening match of this tournament, which will take the place of Qatar 2022, where Argentina was crowned. Lionel Messi.
As it is not known which teams will play in this World Cup event, FIFA will be able to specify the locations of the three host countries (USA, Mexico and Canada) during their group stage tomorrow.
Dallas with him AT&T Stadium in Arlington, New York along MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford and Los Angeles with the SoFi Stadium from Inglewood are the three favorites to win the jackpot of hosting the final scheduled for Sunday, July 19, 2026.
They are all stages of the N.F.L.: that of the Dallas Cowboys, that of the New York Giants and the New York Jetsand that of Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers.
With three hosting countries, for the first time in the history of the World Cups, the USA will take over the majority of the tournament and will have 11 of the 16 locations in total: Seattle, San Francisco Bay, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami and New York/New Jersey.
City of Mexico, Guadalajara and Monterrey are the three main offices Mexicans and Vancouver and Toronto They will be the Canadian cities for this World Cup.
For Mexico, it will be the third time that the FIFA World Cup comes to its country after the 1970 and 1986 tournaments, while the United States will return as organizer after the 1994 edition.
On that occasion, the World Cup final was held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (Los Angeles, USA), a stadium that is now not among those chosen for this tournament.
As for the locations of Mexican cities, the Aztec Stadium It will be the first in history where three different World Cups will be organized.
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Canada, in turn, will make its debut as the hosting country, although it hosted the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015
Source: El heraldo
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