FIFA World Cup Announcement 2026

On Thursday, 16 June, FIFA will make a major and highly anticipated announcement related to the staging of the FIFA World Cup 2026 across Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

In total, FIFA, world football's governing body, is reportedly expected to announce 16 host cities, with 10 in the United States and three each in Canada and Mexico.

The first edition to feature 48 teams and the first to be staged in three countries, will find out on Thursday whether their bids have been successful.

The current candidate host cities are: Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Edmonton, Guadalajara, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Monterrey, Nashville, New York/New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington DC/Baltimore.

“In line with the previous stages of the FIFA World Cup 2026 selection process, any announcement will be made in the best interests of football.

FIFA announced in April that Vancouver, Canada had made a successful late application to be considered a host city, leaving 22 candidates in total.

FIFA Vice-President said taking into consideration the needs of all stakeholders involved,  as we aim to lay the foundations for the tournament to be delivered successfully across all three countries.

The study said that those cities chosen to hold World Cup matches could see an estimated $160-$620 million in economic activity.