Earlier today it was announced that the 2026 World Cup will be returning to North America. Concacaf released a statement today about the announcement which you can read below.
We are very excited and humbled that the FIFA Member Associations have entrusted the Concacaf region with the honor of hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup in its new extended format.
This is a monumental victory for the Concacaf family, as the United Bid exemplified the strong collaboration, beyond politics and business, that currently exists in our region.
We would like to thank all the member associations who supported the United Bid, which can now test the effectiveness of a multi-nation hosting model for fulfilling the requirements of an expanded FIFA World Cup format, opening the doors for other nations in the future to come together to bid for this honor
We would also like to congratulate the Member Associations of Canada, Mexico and the United States, as well as the United Bid team, for winning the bid for the Concacaf region.
Over the next eight years, Concacaf and its member associations will continue to support our three host countries and FIFA as they prepare to host the world’s largest sporting competition, and welcome 48 teams alongside their millions of fans.
We will all also work together to leverage this opportunity as a platform to accelerate the development of football in our own region, with the potential to bring positive social impact through football, as well as breaking records of attendance and revenue that will contribute to the sustainability of our game.
One of host cities will surely be Los Angeles as the Rose Bowl in Pasadena was the last city to host the finals of the world cup back in 1994. As for how the games will be separated a majority of the games will be played in the US with 20 games shared between Mexico and Canada.
By the time play begins we will have two venues available with the new Inglewood facility already completed. The 2018 World Cup begins tomorrow with Russia versus Saudi Arabia.