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Final Dates of FIFA World Cup 2026 Revealed. Check Here: The FIFA World Cup 2026 is set to be a unique event, with joint hosting by the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It will be the first-ever 48-team tournament in the history of the FIFA World Cup. The highlight of the tournament will undoubtedly be the 2026 World Cup final, which will be a central moment for fans in the US and around the world.

This article will provide the latest information available regarding the 2026 FIFA World Cup final. The date for the final has been set for July 19, 2026, and fans are eagerly looking forward to this exciting event.

Where will FIFA World Cup 2026 Final be Held?

While it is not yet known where the FIFA World Cup 2026 final will be held, there are a few stadiums still being considered. On July 18, 2022, FIFA announced the list of venues that will host matches for the tournament, but the specific matches assigned to each stadium have not yet been determined.

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However, there are some famous stadiums that will not be in contention for hosting the final. Estadio Azteca, which has hosted two previous World Cup finals in Mexico City, will not be considered as FIFA announced that all knockout stage matches will be hosted in the United States.

The Rose Bowl in Los Angeles will also not be hosting any matches this time around, as it was left off the final list of venues. Despite hosting the 1994 World Cup final, the Rose Bowl was overshadowed by the new SoFi Stadium in the selection process.

Stadiums That Might Host the FIFA World Cup 2026 Finals:

According to reports, there are currently three stadiums in consideration to host the FIFA World Cup 2026 final. However, the specific stadiums have not been officially announced yet.

These stadiums are:

SoFi Stadium

  • SoFi Stadium Location: Inglewood, California (Los Angeles market)
  • Opened: 2020
  • Capacity: 70,240
  • Regular tenant: Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers

MetLife Stadium

  • Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey (New York City market)
  • Opened: 2010
  • Capacity: 82,500
  • Regular tenant: New York Giants, New York Jets

AT&T Stadium

  • Location: Arlington, Texas (Dallas market)
  • Opened: 2009
  • Capacity: 80,000 (expandable to 105,000)
  • Regular tenant: Dallas Cowboys

When is the FIFA World Cup 2026 Finals?

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The FIFA Council announced that the FIFA World Cup 2026 final will be played on Sunday, July 19, 2026. This tournament will be historic as it will be the first to feature 48 teams and will be jointly hosted by three countries, the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

Who is Hosting FIFA World Cup 2026?

FIFA 2026 Host: USA

USA: The United States will be co-hosting the upcoming World Cup, which means they have automatically qualified for a second time. As one of the participating teams, they will be hoping to improve on their Round of 16 performance from the previous tournament held in Qatar in 2022.

This will be the United States 12th appearance at the World Cup, and it’s their second time hosting the tournament after the USA ’94 edition. The team’s best performance in the tournament was in 1930 when they reached the semi-finals, and they’ll be hoping to surpass that achievement on home soil this time around.

FIFA 2026 Host: Mexico

Mexico: Mexico has been selected as the host country for the FIFA World Cup 2026, marking the third time the country will host the tournament after previously doing so in 1970 and 1986. With this upcoming event, Mexico will hold the distinction of having hosted the most number of World Cups, which is a remarkable achievement.

This will be Mexico’s 18th appearance at the World Cup, and they will be eager to make the most of their home advantage. Their previous best performances in the tournament came when they played on their own soil, reaching the quarter-finals in both 1970 and 1986.

FIFA 2026 Host: Canada

Canada: Canada will be joining the United States and Mexico as co-hosts for the FIFA World Cup 2026, completing the trio of host nations. This will mark the first time that Canada will be participating in back-to-back tournaments, as they also competed in the previous edition in Qatar 2022.

Canada has only made two appearances in the World Cup thus far, in 1986 and 2022. Unfortunately, they were unable to secure a win in either tournament, and they were eliminated in the group stages on both occasions.

Past FIFA World Cup final venues:

The opportunity to host a World Cup final is considered a great honour, and many of the world’s most famous stadiums have had this privilege. However, only two stadiums have ever hosted multiple World Cup finals. The first is Estadio Azteca in Mexico, and the second is the Maracana Stadium in Brazil.

The largest audience ever recorded for a World Cup final was a staggering 173,850 at the 1950 event. This record is unlikely to be broken given modern safety protocols and ticketing procedures, as stadiums would not be able to accommodate such a large number of spectators.

YearFinal VenueFinal LocationAttendance
1930Estadio CentenarioMonteviedo, Uruguay68,346
1934Stadio NazionaleRome, Italy55,000
1938Stade OlympiqueColombes, France45,000
1950Maracana StadiumRio de Janeiro, Brazil173,850
1954Wankdorf StadiumBern, Switzerland62,500
1958Rasunda StadiumSolna, Sweden51,800
1962Estadio NacionalSantiago, Chile69,000
1966Wembley StadiumLondon, England96,924
1970Estadio AztecaMexico City, Mexico107,412
1974OlympiastadionMunich, West Germany75,200
1978Estadio MonumentalBuenos Aires, Argentina71,483
1982Santiago BernabeuMadrid, Spain90,000
1986Estadio AztecaMexico City, Mexico114,600
1990Stadio OlimpicoRome, Italy73,603
1994Rose BowlPasadena, United States94,194
1998Stade de FranceSaint-Denis, France75,000
2002International StadiumYokohama, Japan69,029
2006OlympiastadionBerlin, Germany69,000
2010Soccer CityJohannesburg, South Africa84,490
2014Maracana StadiumRio de Janeiro, Brazil74,738
2018Luzhniki StadiumMoscow, Russia78,011
2022Lusail StadiumDoha, Qatar88,966
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