FIFA announced the 2026 World Cup calendar and venues.
In a live broadcast where FIFA president Gianni Infantino was present, the Azteca stadium in Mexico was confirmed as the venue for the opening match on June 11th; the same stadium where Diego Maradona lifted the trophy in the final of the 1986 World Cup with Argentina.
The final will be held at the MetLife stadium in New Jersey on July 19th, while the third-place match will be played at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
The 2026 World Cup will be the first one with 48 teams and played in three different countries. This format will have 12 groups of four teams each.