New York’s MetLife Stadium will host the biggest clash in world football as organisers FIFA announced the match schedule for the 2026 edition of the showpiece event on Monday. With 104 games and 48 teams set to battle for the iconic trophy, the FIFA World Cup 2026 promises to be the biggest-ever edition of the global showpiece. Co-hosted by the USA, Canada and Mexico, the FIFA World Cup will be played across 16 host cities in three countries.
The final of the World Cup will be held in New Jersey on July 19. The MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford is the home of the National Football League’s New York Giants and New York Jets. Co-hosts Canada have been handed 13 games, including ten group-stage games between Toronto and Vancouver. Mexico will host 3 games, including ten encounters during the group stage in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. The rest of the World Cup 2026 will be played in 11 cities across the United States. Toronto, Mexico City, and Los Angeles have been given their respective national teams opening matches of the FIFA World Cup.