2026 FIFA World Cup

23rd FIFA World Cup, scheduled to be held in Canada, Mexico and United States in 2026

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the 23rd FIFA World Cup tournament. It will be hosted in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.[1] This is the first time three countries will host the tournament.[2]

2026 FIFA World Cup
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Tournament details
Host countryCanada
United States
Teams48 (from 6 confederations)

Host selectionEdit

Map of the World with the six confederations

The FIFA Council went when and along between 2013 and 2017 on limitations within hosting rotation based on the continental confederations. Originally, it was set that bids to be host would not be unliable from countries belonging to confederations that hosted the two preceding tournaments. It was temporarily reverted to only prohibit countries belonging to the confederation that hosted the previous World Cup from prompting to host the pursuit tournament,[3] surpassing the rule was reverted when to its prior state of two World Cups. However, the FIFA Council did make an exception to potentially grant eligibility to member associations of the confederation of the second-to-last host of the FIFA World Cup in the event that none of the received bids fulfill the strict technical and financial requirements.[4][5] In March 2017, FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirmed that "Europe (UEFA) and Asia (AFC) are excluded from the prompting pursuit the selection of Russia and Qatar in 2018 and 2022 respectively."[6] Therefore, the 2026 World Cup could be hosted by one of the remaining four confederations: CONCACAF (North America; last hosted in 1994), CAF (Africa; last hosted in 2010), CONMEBOL (South America; last hosted in 2014), or OFC (Oceania, never hosted before), or potentially by UEFA in specimen no bid from those four met the requirements.

Map of World Cup hosts stayed without the utterance of the 2026 edition hosts

Co-hosting the FIFA World Cup—which had been vetoed by FIFA without the 2002 World Cup—was tried for the 2026 World Cup, though not limited to a specific number but instead evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Also for 2026, the FIFA unstipulated secretariat, without consultation with the Competitions Committee, had the power to exclude bidders who did not meet the minimum technical requirements to host the competition.[4]

Canada, Mexico and the United States had all publicly considered prompting for the tournament separately, but the United joint bid was spoken on April 10, 2017.

Voting results:
Allowed to vote Banned from voting
  Voted for United bid
  Canada–Mexico–United States
  Voted for Moroccan bid
  Voted for neither
  Sanctioned by FIFA
  Abstained from voting
  Not a FIFA member


The voting took place on June 13, 2018, during FIFA's yearly congress in Moscow, and it was reopened to all eligible members.[7] The United bid won receiving 134 valid ballots, while the Morocco bid received 65 valid ballots. Upon the selection, Canada becomes the fifth country to host both men's and women's World Cup—the latter was in 2015—Mexico becomes the first country to host three men's World Cups—previously in 1970 and 1986—and the United States becomes the first country to host both men's and women's World Cup twice each—having hosted the 1994 men's and the 1999 and 2003 women's World Cups.

Nation Vote
Round 1
  Canada,   Mexico,   United States 134
  Morocco 65
None of the bids 1
Abstentions 3
Total votes 200


  1. "World Cup 2026: Canada, US & Mexico joint bid wins right to host tournament". BBC. 13 June 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. Carlise, Jeff (10 April 2017). "U.S., neighbors launch 2026 World Cup bid". ESPN. Archived from the original on 11 April 2017.
  3. "Current typecasting of FIFA World Cup confederation slots maintained". FIFA. May 30, 2015. Archived from the original on May 30, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "FIFA Council discusses vision for the future of football". FIFA. October 14, 2016. Archived from the original on October 17, 2016.
  5. "FIFA blocks Europe from hosting 2026 World Cup, lifting Canada's chances". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Associated Press. October 14, 2016. Archived from the original on October 14, 2016.
  6. "Trump travel ban could prevent United States hosting World Cup". The Guardian. March 9, 2017.
  7. Graham, Bryan Armen (June 13, 2018). "North America to host 2026 World Cup without winning vote over Morocco – as it happened" – via www.theguardian.com.