The match schedule for the next 2026 FIFA World Cup, which will be hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico, has been revealed, with the Mexican National Team opening the tournament at the Azteca Stadium field on June 11, 2026.
“The first thing I will say is that President Infantino and Víctor Montagliani are very friends of Mexico, and they quickly understood that we cannot be in different countries at the same time, so it is possible that Mexico is the country (the one with the inaugural game), “Juan Carlos Rodríguez mentioned in an interview for FOX Sports México.
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“They gave it the relevance of the region; 13 parties were obtained instead of ten, and when these parties were obtained, they had to give it a vote with great affection, which was more important, so there was little negotiation,” added La Bomba Rodríguez, who serves as the president and commissioner of the Mexican Soccer Federation.
‘We can also be local in the United States’
The manager pointed out that apart from the three games in the group stage in our country, they also pulled the strings so that if they advance to the first place in their sector, they can withstand their games in the knockout rounds in fields with a strong and loud. presence of countrymen, in states like California and Texas.
“That we have the ability to play the three games that we need to play in the country, in Mexico, and pass the first place means that we will remain locals in Mexico in the 32nd, 16th, and we have moved. everything that needs to be moved to. “That Mexico continues to be a place in the United States; in California and Texas, those are the places where we feel comfortable,” he said.
👊🇲🇽 'HEMOS MOVIDO TODO PARA QUE MÉXICO SIGA SIENDO LOCAL EN ESTADOS UNIDOS'
Nuestro país será sede del Mundial 2026, y también se buscará ser líderes de grupo en el tercer mundial en México 🔥
— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) February 5, 2024
“Mexico is in first place in its group, it is very relevant, it has a very relevant route at home, but it is important to understand that we have to be first, to put ourselves in second or third is not an option. First of all, we will be the leaders of the group and thus the path for Mexico to get to where we are going is the leaders of the group,” he said.