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The United States and Mexico compete at MetLife Stadium in an international friendly soccer match in 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The stadium will be the host for the 2026 FIFA World Cup final, which was announced in February. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)
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2026 FIFA World Cup: How New York/New Jersey Got the Final And What’s Next

Years of work boiled down to a Sunday afternoon in February. After months of delays, FIFA was finally releasing the match schedule for the 2026 World Cup in North America. The culmination of the TV show — “a tough watch” said more than one person interviewed for this story — was the reveal of where […]

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NJ/NY Gotham defender Ali Krieger (11) holds the trophy after NJ/NY Gotham defeated OL Reign 2-1 in the NWSL Championship game on November 11, 2023 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

FIFA Women’s Club World Cup to Launch in January 2026

FIFA will launch a Women’s Club World Cup starting in January 2026 that will involve 16 club teams from around the world although the international federation on Wednesday did not specify how they would qualify or where they could play the inaugural event. FIFA has made launching a global club tournament a key part of […]

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Mexico US Soccer
The United States and Mexico compete at MetLife Stadium in an international friendly soccer match in 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The stadium will be the host for the 2026 FIFA World Cup final, which was announced in February. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)
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MetLife Stadium to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup Final

MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup final as the schedule and host city allotments were announced on Sunday, two years out from when the biggest World Cup in history comes to North America. MetLife Stadium won the right to host the final in a two-venue competition against […]

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FIFA World Cup 26 Official Brand Launch
The FIFA World Cup Winner's Trophy is shown during the FIFA World Cup 26 Official Brand Launch at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/FIFA)
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What We’re Hearing About the 2026 FIFA World Cup Schedule

(Editor’s Note: The 2026 FIFA World Cup has been billed as the biggest yet with 48 teams, three countries and more host cities than ever before. And throughout the process from FIFA’s visiting host city candidates, to the day of the announcement in July 2022 of which cities will host games and an inside view […]

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FFIA President Gianni Infantino, center, sits with Deputy Secretary General Football Mattias Grafstrom, left, and Secretary General Fatima Samoura during a FIFA virtual meeting. Photo via FIFA

2030 FIFA World Cup Awarded to Six Countries, Three Continents

FIFA will have the 2030 World Cup in three continents and six countries after the unprecedented announcement of having Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay each host one game before the rest of the tournament heads to Spain, Portugal and Morocco. The FIFA Council made the announcement on Wednesday. The decision splits the difference between what were […]

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FIFA Club World Cup 2025
FFIA President Gianni Infantino, center, sits with Deputy Secretary General Football Mattias Grafstrom, left, and Secretary General Fatima Samoura during a FIFA virtual meeting. Photo via FIFA

2025 FIFA Club World Cup Awarded to United States

FIFA will host its expanded 32-team Club World Cup in 2025 in the United States, bringing what is expected to be a test event ahead of the 2026 FIFA World Cup to North America. FIFA’s announcement on Friday said the host selection process took into consideration the infrastructure and service requirements, as well as broader […]

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FIFA World Cup 26 Official Brand Launch
The FIFA World Cup Winner's Trophy is shown during the FIFA World Cup 26 Official Brand Launch at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/FIFA)

FIFA World Cup 26 Official Brand Unveiled

FIFA unveiled the official branding for the 2026 World Cup on May 17 at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, putting the actual trophy and the tournament hosting year in the logo for the first time ever. “Today’s launch is the culmination of an exciting collaboration between FIFA and the 16 host cities,” said Colin Smith, […]

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FIFA Confirms Argentina as Host for 2023 U-20 World Cup

FIFA has confirmed Argentina as the host of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023, which will start May 20 after Indonesia was removed as host “due to the current circumstances” in late March. FIFA earlier announced that Indonesia would not host the tournament due to political turmoil regarding Israel’s participation in the tournament. Indonesian President Joko […]

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Victor Montagliani, Colin Smith, Jose Sotolongo
Jose Sotolongo, Director of Sports and Entertainment for the Greater Miami and Convention and Visitors Bureau, left, Victor Montagliani, FIFA vice president and CONCACAF president, center, and Colin Smith, FIFA chief tournaments events officer, right, pose for a photograph at Hard Rock Stadium during a September 23, 2021, site visit in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami will be one of the 11 U.S. cities to host games. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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What Cities Will Host 2026 World Cup — U.S., Mexico and Canada Hosts Announced

FIFA has announced the cities that will host games at the 2026 World Cup, the end of a years-long competition between dozens of cites across the United States, Mexico and Canada that were vying for the coveted spots. The U.S. cities that will host will be Atlanta, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, […]

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