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FIFA announces 2026 World Cup details, including host stadium for final

FIFA announces 2026 World Cup details, including host stadium for final

New Jersey's MetLife Stadium will host the final match of the 2026 FIFA World Cup, marking the end of a tournament that will span three countries and will see a total of 104 matches, FIFA announced Sunday.

The tournament will be hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada.

PHOTO: A general exterior view of the MetLife Stadium the home of NFL New York Giants and Jets during the pre season friendly between Arsenal and Manchester Untied at MetLife Stadium on July 22, 2023 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images, FILE)
PHOTO: A general exterior view of the MetLife Stadium the home of NFL New York Giants and Jets during the pre season friendly between Arsenal and Manchester Untied at MetLife Stadium on July 22, 2023 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images, FILE)

The opening match will be on June 11, 2026, at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, FIFA said. The famed stadium will be the first to host three World Cups.

The World Cup will also see an expansion of teams, with 48 nations represented, up from 32.

The United States' group stage matches will be spread throughout the West Coast, with Los Angeles and Seattle to see the Americans take the pitch.

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Other U.S. cities hosting matches include Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Boston and Philadelphia.

The World Cup final in New Jersey will be held on July 19, 2026.

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