The final of the next FIFA Men’s World Cup will be played in New York New Jersey on Sunday July 19, 2026, FIFA have announced.
Main photo: New York New Jersey … the stadium to host the final of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup. Photo credit: FIFA.com.
Announcing the schedule for the 2026 tournament, FIFA have also confirmed the opening match will feature Mexico and be played at the Estadio Azteca Mexico City on Thursday June 11, 2026.
The tournament will be co-hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Like Mexico, the national teams of Canada and the United States will play their three group-stage matches on home soil.
Canada will kick off their campaign in Toronto on Friday June 12, 2026, while the United States will begin their journey on the same day in Los Angeles.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said: “The most inclusive and impactful FIFA World Cup ever is no longer a dream but a reality that will take shape in the form of 104 matches in 16 state-of-the-art stadiums across Canada, Mexico and the USA.
“From the opening match at the iconic Estadio Azteca to the spectacular final in New York New Jersey players and fans have been at the core of our extensive planning for this game-changing tournament.
“I would like to thank our three host countries and 16 Host Cities for the unwavering commitment to staging a FIFA World Cup that will not only set new records but also leave an indelible legacy.”
FIFA Vice-President and Concacaf President Victor Montagliani said: “The FIFA World Cup 26 will be a watershed moment and one that will trigger massive football development in our region and worldwide.
“While each Host City is unique, they all have something in common — they are passionate about football and cannot wait to welcome the world in June and July 2026.”
Where the games will be played
Match and venue schedule
The match pairings and kick-off times will be confirmed when the draw is made for the finals tournament in late 2025.
Fans can start pre-registering for FIFA World Cup 2026 ticket information at FIFA.com/tickets.
Pre-registrations for hospitality package information are also available at FIFA.com/hospitality.