2026 World Cup host cities: FIFA announces date to reveal sites

The 2022 World Cup may be in six months, but plans for the 2026 World Cup are coming into focus as well.

The host cities for the North American-hosted World Cup will be revealed on June 16, FIFA announced on Friday. There are 22 candidates, with Mexico and Canada each expected to stage matches in three of their cities and the rest falling to the United States. FIFA did not specify how many U.S. cities will host games, but it’s expected to be in the 10-11 range.

Presuming Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver host Canada’s games and Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey get Mexico’s, that leaves Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York/New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C./Baltimore vying for the U.S. matches. 

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