2026 FIFA World Cup match schedule unveiling set for February 4th, finalists await confirmation

Posted : 19 January 2024

The unveiling of the match schedule for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in the United States, Mexico, and Canada is set for February 4, as announced by FIFA. Alongside this, the location for the final will also be officially disclosed, with sources indicating that AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, are the top contenders. Despite recent reports suggesting Arlington/Dallas as the chosen site, sources clarified that neither potential host has received official confirmation.

 

Monica Paul, the executive director of the Dallas Sports Commission, expressed optimism about hosting the FIFA World Cup 26™ Final, emphasizing ongoing collaboration with FIFA leadership to prepare for the monumental event. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy affirmed that MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and New York Jets, remains in contention for the final, characterizing the odds as approximately 50/50.

 

The televised announcement on February 4, covered by Fox and Telemundo in the U.S., will not only reveal the match schedule but also include "host city match allocations for the 104 matches," according to FIFA. With the tournament expanding to accommodate 48 teams for the first time, 16 host regions across the three countries have been designated, including prominent cities like Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York/New Jersey, Mexico City, and Toronto, among others.

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