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NY/NJ among the sites announced for the 2026 World Cup

When the 2026 Football World Cup begins in the US, Canada and Mexico, New York City and New Jersey will be among the “host cities”, FIFA announced on Thursday.

The Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia and Dallas areas will also play host to the tournament, the first with an expanded 48-team bracket and co-hosting.

The “New York” games will actually take place at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey — home of the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets.

The LA Games will be held at Inglewood’s Sophie Stadium, which is home to the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams.

Dallas Cowboys home stadium, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will also host the Games.G nations.

FIFA announced that MetLife Stadium in New Jersey will host games at the 2026 World Cup.
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Some 17 US stadiums in 16 regions were still running for international tournaments prior to the announcement, the first with an expanded 48-team bracket and co-hosting countries.

60 of the games will be played in the US, with the quarter-finals and all subsequent rounds to be played here. Canada and Mexico will host 10 games each.

Cities such as Chicago, Minneapolis and Arizona dropped out of bids to host some games, which officials saw as overwhelming demands by football’s governing body FIFA. Other cities, such as Las Vegas, did not make the cut before the announcement on Thursday.

Here is the full list of selected sites:

  • atlanta
  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • Guadalajara, Mexico
  • houston
  • Kansas City
  • Los Angeles
  • Mexico City
  • miami
  • Monterrey, Mexico
  • New York/New Jersey
  • philadelphia
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Toronto Canada
  • Vancouver, Canada
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