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FIFA announces World Cup 2026 sites

FIFA introduced Thursday that New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Dallas will host video games within the 2026 World Cup.

The “New York” video games will truly happen at MetLife Stadium, in Rutherford, New Jersey — the house of the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets.

SoFi Stadium, residence to the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams, is situated in Inglewood.

The Dallas Cowboys’ residence stadium, AT&T Stadium, may also host video games.

Some 17 US stadiums in 16 areas have been nonetheless within the working for the worldwide event earlier than the announcement, the primary to have an expanded 48-team bracket and the primary with co-hosting nations.

FIFA announced that MetLife Stadium in New Jersey will host games in the 2026 World Cup.
FIFA introduced that MetLife Stadium in New Jersey will host video games within the 2026 World Cup.
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Three stadiums every are anticipated for use in Mexico and Canada.

Of the video games, 60 shall be performed within the US, with the quarterfinals and all subsequent rounds scheduled to be performed right here. Canada and Mexico will host 10 video games apiece.

Cities like Chicago, Minneapolis and Arizona dropped out of the bidding to host some video games over what officers seen as onerous calls for by FIFA, soccer’s governing physique. Other cities like Las Vegas didn’t make the lower.

The US final hosted the World Cup in 1994, when Brazil emerged victorious within the finals after beating Italy on penalty kicks. Canada has by no means hosted the event whereas Mexico is the primary nation to host the World Cup thrice.

This year’s World Cup shall be held in Qatar.

With Post wires

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