The next World Cup 2026 where will you play? Dates and timezone

After twelve years, the World Cup returns to America, but this time it will be held in the North and Central. There are three host countries: the United States, Mexico and Canada. Cities, stadiums, dates and times, here’s everything you need to know about the 2026 edition

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After a copy in Europe and Russia 2018, and a copy in Asia, Qatar 2022, the World Cup is ready to return to America twelve years after the last edition that was held in Brazil. In 2026, it will not be played in South America, but matches will be played between North and Central: Three countries will host the next edition, the first to see it Increase the number of teams from 32 to 48a revolution wanted by FIFA for a long time.

World Cup 2026 Where to play?

There will be three host countries for the next World Cup: the United States, Canada and Mexico. The joint nomination of the three countries overcame the candidate submitted by Morocco by obtaining twice the number of votes. At the marketing level, the intention of the organizing countries is immediately clear: The name used is “United Nations”.’, just to underscore how the three organizing nations have joined forces to host the most important football competition in the world.

Cities and stadiums of the 2026 World Cup

Despite the participation of three countries, most of the matches in the next World Cup will be held in the United States: Of the sixteen cities involved, 11 are American. It is followed by Mexico, which has three, while Canada closes with two. But what are these cities?

  • United States of America: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle
  • Mexico: Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey
  • CanadaToronto and Vancouver

There will also be sixteen stadiums, one for each city that has been slated to host the next edition of the World Cup.

  • United States of America: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta), Gillette Stadium (Boston), AT&T Stadium (Dallas), NGR Stadium (Houston), Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City), SoFI Stadium (Los Angeles), Hard Rock Stadium (Miami), MetLife Stadium (New York/NJ), Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia), Levi’s Stadium (San Francisco), CenturyLink Field (Seattle)
  • Mexico: Estadio Akron (Guadalajara), Atzeca (Mexico City), BBVA Bancomer (Monterey)
  • Canada: BC Place (Vancouver) and BMO Field (Toronto)

Dates, times and time zone for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

The start of the American World Cup is scheduled for May 25, 2026, while the final match is scheduled for July 5, 2026.. After its first edition held in winter, the Grand Prix is ​​ready to return in the warmer months of the year. Compared to other editions, the start is expected due to the increase in the number of participating teams, which will increase from 32 to 48. Race times have not yet been announced, but the time zone will play an essential role: In fact, compared to Italy, the US is five/six hours behind. The risk of experiencing the World Cup at night is high.

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