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FIFA World Cup 2026, Dates, Hosts and Venues

FIFA World Cup 2026

FIFA World Cup 2026: In the FIFA World Cup 2026, 48 teams so take part including 45 qualifying nations and three host countries. The natural format of FIFA was 32 teams drawn into eight groups of four nations.

FIFA World Cup 2026 is going to have more teams, more kick-off time, longer tournaments, and more excitement. The current format of the FIFA World Cup lasted 32 days, but the FIFA World Cup 2026 will be expanded to 35 days.

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How many nations will participate in FIFA World Cup 2026?

The FIFA World Cup 2026 is seen as the largest expansion in terms of the duration of games and the number of teams. In 1930, it started with 13 nations and from 1954 the tournament featured 16 nations. Later it increased to 24 in 1982 and then up to 32 in 1998.

In the FIFA World Cup 2026, there will be 48 teams. 48 teams imply that there is a 50% increase in the number of teams. One host country will not be able to deliver the required facilities of venues and infrastructure. FIFA World Cup 2026 will have three hosts.

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FIFA World Cup 2026 Teams

FIFA World Cup 2026 will have 48 teams including 45 qualifying countries and three host countries. The tables given below have brief information about the new teams introduced in the FIFA World Cup 2026.

Country New Teams Existing Teams
Africa Algeria

DR Congo

Egypt

Mali

Nigeria

Cameroon

Morocco

Senegal

Ghana

Tunisia

Asia Iraq

UAE

Australia

Iran

Japan

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

South Korea

North, Central America, and the Caribbean Jamaica

Panama

Canada

Costa Rica

Mexico

United States

Europe

 

 

North Macedonia

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

Belgium

Croatia

Denmark

England

France

Germany

Netherlands

Serbia

Spain

Poland

Portugal

Wales

Oceania New Zealand
South America Chile

Colombia

Peru

Argentina

Brazil

Ecuador

Uruguay

FIFA World Cup 2026 Host Countries

FIFA World Cup 2026 is the 23rd edition of the tournament and it will take place in North America. The host Countries for the FIFA World Cup 2026 are Canada, Mexico, and United States. These three countries will host the FIFA World Cup 2026 in 16 cities.

11 venues are chosen from America, with five locations in the eastern third, three in the central part of the country, and three more out west. From Canada, two cities have been selected, Toronto and Vancouver. From Mexico, two cities have been selected, including Mexico City and Guadalajara.

FIFA World Cup 2026 Dates

FIFA World Cup 2026 will take place in three host countries. The FIFA World Cup 2026 has been expanded from 32 teams to 48 team tournaments. The FIFA World Cup 2026 is scheduled from 8th June 2026 to 3rd July 2026.

FIFA World Cup 2026 Stadium

FIFA World Cup 2026 there are three host countries including the USA, Canada, and Mexico. There are 11 stadiums from the USA, 2 from Canada, and 5 from Mexico. FIFA World Cup 2026 will be held in 16 locations from these three host countries.

FIFA World Cup 2026: Stadium from USA

Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Boston Gillette Stadium
Dallas AT&T Stadium
Houston NRD Stadium
Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium
Los Angeles SoFi Stadium
Miami Hard Rock Stadium
New York/New Jersey MetLife Stadium
Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Stadium
San Francisco Levi’s Stadium
Seattle Lumen Field

FIFA World Cup 2026: Stadium from Canada

Toronto BMO Field
Vancouver BC Place

FIFA World Cup 2026: Stadium from Mexico

Guadalajara Estadio Akron
Mexico City Estadio Azteca
Monterrey Estadio BBVA

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