Last Updated on May 9, 2023 by Amber Heard
FIFA World Cup 2026
During the 2026 FIFA World Cup, 16 cities in three North American countries will host the tournament. The tournament, which will be the 23rd edition of the World Cup, will be held in North America for the first time.
Several countries have expressed interest in bidding to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. This process will determine which nation will be chosen to host the tournament in five years. The bid process began in October 2007. Interested countries can apply to be a candidate for the 2026 World Cup, a three-to-four-week window is offered. Interested countries must complete the application package, which includes details about their bid, objectives, deadlines, and requirements.
FIFA is evaluating all the bids. The evaluation process will include a number of criteria, including estimated revenue from media rights, hospitality packages, and estimated organizing costs. It will also include a representative from an independent audit company. The evaluation process will be guided by clear, objective criteria.
Interested countries have until December to submit their bids. FIFA will evaluate the bids and make a final decision in May 2020. This process will be conducted by FIFA’s new-look Council, which is now in charge of strategic and operational matters. During the bid process, inspection teams visit prospective host nations. They evaluate conditions and the infrastructure needed to host the tournament.
During the FIFA World Cup 2026, Mexico, the United States and Canada will each host a round of matches. There will be 16 cities that host matches and five more that host quarter-finals and the finals.
Canada has submitted two bids that are on the west side of the country. They are Vancouver and Toronto. It is likely that one of these two will be selected by FIFA. The two bids are natural choices. They have each delivered soccer matches in the past.
Miami, Florida is likely to be selected by FIFA. This city has a large Latin American diaspora and has a large international community. It also has a professional level stadium with plenty of infrastructure. It is a popular destination for international travelers and has hotels and hotels.
Miami has a lot going for it. It is one of the largest sports markets in the country. It is also known for its glitz and a large Latin American diaspora. It has hosted major sporting events across all sports.
Whether you’re a fan, a media member, or a player, you need to understand the time zones for FIFA World Cup 2026. This will affect travel arrangements and your team’s kickoff times. It also affects how players feel during matches.
In the United States, the time zone difference from coast to coast is three hours. That means players will have to go to sleep a few hours earlier and wake up later than their counterparts from other countries. Adding to this complexity, the World Cup will be played in a variety of cities, some of which will be in different time zones.
There are five cities in the United States that will host matches during the 2026 World Cup. These include San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. In Canada, the World Cup will be played at BMO Field in Toronto.
The 2026 World Cup will include two rounds of 32 matches and one round of 16 matches. It will also feature a number of other games, including 10 matches in Mexico. The final will be held at MetLife Stadium in New York/New Jersey.
Earlier this year, FIFA awarded its exclusive television broadcasts for FIFA World Cup 2026 to Telemundo, NBCUniversal’s Spanish-language TV network. The network paid $600 million for the rights. It already had the rights in the United States.
The deal will last four years and extend the media rights for the World Cup until 2026. It also covers FIFA U-17 World Cup 2023 and 2025 and FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2024 and 2026. It will also feature two under-17 tournaments, beach soccer events and futsal events.
In the United States, Fox Sports will broadcast the 2026 World Cup. Fox Sports will also cover the 2018 World Cup. In addition, FS1 will be available on all major streaming platforms. In Canada, CTV and TSN will broadcast World Cup matches. The Sporting Network is also authorized to cover matches in Canada.
The decision to award television broadcasts for FIFA World Cup 2026 came as a surprise. Although ESPN had been the incumbent rights holder, it had not been informed of the bid. It is unknown whether ESPN also wanted to bid for the rights.