With the World Cup tournaments scheduled for 2026 and 2030, FIFA is all set to commemorate football’s fervor. Check out the names and list of hosting nations here.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 fever has not yet reached the average level, but fans all over the world have already begun looking for the nations and locations where the upcoming tournaments will take place. Following Argentina’s astonishing victory after 36 years, the nation that will host the 2026 and 2030 FIFA World Cup competitions has been announced.
When is the next World Cup?
The 23rd FIFA World Cup is supposed to occur in June and July 2026, with a drawn out design because of the expansion in groups to 48 countries.
FIFA upheld its decision on all aspects of the North American tournament, despite initial criticism, primarily from UEFA nations, regarding the decision to increase the number of qualifying teams.
According to current FIFA regulations, any nation or national football association may submit a bid for the 2030 World Cup provided that it has not previously hosted the event twice. Europe and Latin America are the most likely candidates to assume the role.
Where will The Next World Cup be held?
The 2026 World Cup will also break new ground for FIFA, just like the tournament in Qatar.
This is due to the fact that it will be held in three nations: the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Voting went to the trio’s proposal over Morocco’s.
The 2002 competition was held in South Korea and Japan yet the World Cup has never had three host countries – every one of whom will consequently qualify.
There will be 16 host urban areas, 11 from the USA, two in Canada and three in Mexico.
The 87,523-capacity Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, New York’s MetLife Stadium, and Vancouver’s BC Place are the venues being utilized.
Twelve of the 16 NFL stadiums will be used to host large crowds, with capacities exceeding 64,000.
FIFA World Cup 2026
In 2026, the FIFA World Cup will hold its 23rd edition. The quadrennial international men’s football tournament, co-hosted by 16 cities in three North American nations (Canada, Mexico, and the United States), features competition between the national teams of the FIFA member associations. Each game through the quarterfinals will be played in the US, which will have 60 games. Adjoining nations Canada and Mexico will each host 10 games.
There will be 48 teams competing, up from 32 previously, and three nations will jointly host the event. There will be 80 games in this tournament, with Canada and Mexico hosting 10 games each. The United 2026 bid won the final vote at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow over a Morocco challenge. Since 2002, this will be the first World Cup that multiple nations will host.
In addition, Mexico will become the first nation to host three men’s tournaments alone or jointly. For the first time, Canada will either host or co-host the men’s tournament; the US last facilitated the World Cup in 1994. The event will resume its traditional northern summer schedule after the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which took place in November and December of that year.
Where is the 2026 World Cup?
The threesome of countries facilitating the 2026 World Cup — the USA, Canada and Mexico — will split games between them with specific gathering stage matches situated in one country to decrease travel.
Canada has confirmed Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton and BMO Field in Toronto, while the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, the Estadio BBVA in Monterrey, and the Estadio Akron in Guadalajara are the three venues in Mexico.
The majority of games will be broadcast in the United States, with Atlanta, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, New York/New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia, and Miami selected from 17 possible choices offered by tournament directors.
|New York/ New Jersey
|Lincoln Financial Field
|San Francisco bay Area
|Hard Rock Stadium
FIFA World Cup 2030
In 2030, the men’s national teams of FIFA member associations will compete in the 24th FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament that takes place every four years. The occasion will mark the 100th anniversary of the first World Cup.
The joint bid from the Argentine Football Association and the Uruguayan Football Association was the first one put forth for the 2030 FIFA World Cup, despite the fact that there are numerous contenders for the position of host. The Football Relationship of Britain gave the second. On October 8, 2020, the Royal Spanish Football Federation and the Portuguese Football Federation made the announcement that the two nations would submit a joint Iberian bid to host the World Cup.
Morocco also wants to get the World Cup site in 2030 after losing out to North American nations in their bid for it in 2026. Moreover, with a joint bid choice, the South American countries of Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay are likewise contending.
It is not likely that the question of which nation will host the 2030 FIFA World Cup will be answered before the FIFA congress meets in 2024 to vote.
The International Association of Football Federation’s (FIFA) organizational statutes list a number of objectives, including promoting honesty and fair play, expanding association football internationally, and making efforts to make it accessible to everyone.
Where is the 2030 World Cup?
There has been confirmed interest from several distinct regions, despite the fact that a decision regarding the hosts of the competition in 2030 is not anticipated until 2024.
Morocco made an early declaration, announcing their intention to host the tournament in North Africa. On the other hand, a four-nation joint bid from Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile in South America would bring the tournament back to Uruguay, 100 years after the first World Cup was held there.
In October 2020, Spain and Portugal made their joint bid official with a statement released in the middle of an international friendly match.
Additionally, Ukraine was officially added as a third potential host in a controversial addition to that bid. That announcement has naturally raised eyebrows given that the nation is currently engaged in a prolonged conflict with Russia that is destroying its infrastructure and economy.
FIFA World Cup host rotation
Following political and sporting pressure following the World Cup in 1950, FIFA decided to implement a policy of rotating hosting responsibilities.
Following two World Cups held in Europe in the 1930s, in Italy and France, FIFA wanted to keep both sides happy because CONEMBOL (South America) and UEFA (Europe) were the two dominant federations in the tournament.
Mexico (CONCACAF) was added to the cycle in 1970, followed by Japan and South Korea in 2002 (AFC) and South Africa in 2010 (CAF) in direct rotation with Europe and Latin America.