Canada is fully set to play co-host to the 2026 World Cup after FIFA announced the dates for all games earlier today.
All three of the Canadian Men’s National Teams matches will be played on home soil. The first will open Canada’s group-stage account on June 12 at BMO Field in Toronto. Vancouver’s B.C. Place has the other two matches, to be played June 18 and June 24.
In all, both of Canada’s host cities have five group-stage matches apiece. Both will also host a Round of 32 match on July 2. Vancouver gets a Round of 16 match as well, to be played on July 7.
Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca was named as the coveted spot for the opening match of the tournament on June 11. The Mexican team will face an as-to-be-yet-named nation to kick off the World Cup. The U.S. will play their opening match in Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium on June 12.
The Americans will also host the third-place match as well as the final itself. Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium has the bronze medal game. MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey will host the final of the 2026 World Cup.
In total, 16 cities will host matches, two in Canada, three in Mexico and 11 in the United States.
As World Cup qualifiers are currently underway across the world, there is no decision yet as to schedules. However, the tournament is expanded for 2026, increasing to 48 teams for the first time.
CONCACAF, of which Canada is a part, could send up to eight teams. The three host nations all qualify for the 2026 World Cup, each receiving an automatic berth as a host nation.