Qatar 2022 is not even here yet, but world soccer already knows the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. According to a report, the grand final would not be in Los Angeles or New York.
Qatar 2022 is just a few weeks away and World Cup fever is upon us. Fans have been waiting four years for this moment, but luckily the highly anticipated tournament is just around the corner.
Of course, Qatar is the only thing on world football’s mind right now. Still, many are already looking forward to the next FIFA World Cup, which will be held in 2026 in North America. The United States, Mexico and Canada will be the host countries for what promises to be an unforgettable tournament.
Not only will this be the first World Cup to be played in three different countries, but also the first to expand to 48 teams. Although the venues have already been confirmed, FIFA has yet to announce where the grand final will take place. Oddly enough, it wouldn’t be in Los Angeles or New York.
Report: Neither Los Angeles nor New York would host 2026 World Cup final
As it will be a historic tournament in terms of participating teams and possibly attendance, the finals are expected to be in Los Angeles or New York, two of the most popular cities in the US.
But according to ESPN’s Hercules Gomez, John Sutcliffe is reporting that the 2026 World Cup final will be held in Dallas. The venue would be AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL franchise Dallas Cowboys. Said Stadium is actually located in Arlington, Texas and has a capacity of 80,000.
Other contenders to host the final could be MetLife Stadium in New Jersey or SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Another option would be the iconic Estadio Azteca in Mexico, which already hosted the World Cup final in 1986.
Either way, the governing body still has time to make a decision. Qatar 2022 hasn’t even started yet, so it’s not that urgent. The announcement of the 16 venues was already a big step, now we have to wait and see which one gets the right to host the most anticipated game.
2026 FIFA World Cup host cities
- Kansas City
- Los Angeles
- New York / New Jersey
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Mexico City