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Fifa World Cup 2026: When, where are matches scheduled in US?

With an exciting schedule like this, fans are eagerly waiting for the tri-country edition of World Cup

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General view of the World Cup trophy during the Fifa World Cup 2022 closing ceremony before the final match between Argentina and France -at the Lusail Stadium, in Lusail, Qatar on December 18, 2022. — Reuters
 General view of the World Cup trophy during the Fifa World Cup 2022 closing ceremony before the final match between Argentina and France -at the Lusail Stadium, in Lusail, Qatar on December 18, 2022. — Reuters

The Fifa World Cup 2026 schedule was unveiled on Sunday in a star-studded livestream featuring Kevin Hart, Drake, and Kim Kardashian, USA Today reported.

Fans worldwide eagerly tuned into the timetable announcement for the tri-country edition of the World Cup and finally learned that the final will be held on July 19 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Group stage matches will run from June 11, with Mexico opening the tournament in Estadio Azteca, through June 27.

An undated image of the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, US. — USA Today/File
An undated image of the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, US. — USA Today/File

The United States will start and end their group stage campaign in Hollywood at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on June 12 and will play one group stage match in Seattle at Lumen Field.

Meanwhile, Canada will open its leg of the tournament in Toronto at BMO Field on June 12 and play the balance of its group-stage games in Vancouver at BC Place.

The knockout stage will begin with the first-ever round of 32 on June 28, with the round of 16 starting on July 4.

The Quarterfinals will be held in Los Angeles, Miami, Kansas City, and Boston starting on July 8. Semi-final matches will be played in Dallas and Atlanta on July 14 and 15, respectively.

General view inside the SoFi Stadium, in Inglewood, California, United States during an NFL match between Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams on February 13, 2022. — Reuters/File
General view inside the SoFi Stadium, in Inglewood, California, United States during an NFL match between Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams on February 13, 2022. — Reuters/File

Finally, the bronze medal match will be held in Miami on July 18. With an exciting schedule like this, fans are eagerly waiting for the World Cup to begin!

Fans can watch the World Cup on Fox and Telemundo which now have the English and Spanish television rights to the tournament, respectively.

World Cup 2026 stadiums

  • BC Place Vancouver, Canada
  • Lumen Field, Seattle
  • Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, California
  • SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
  • Estadio Akron, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City
  • AT&T Stadium, Dallas
  • Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta
  • NRG Stadium, Houston
  • Estadio BBVA, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
  • BMO Field, Toronto, Canada
  • Gilette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts
  • Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
  • Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
  • Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey