Canada, the United States and Mexico will be presenting the 2026 FIFA World Cup of soccer after presenting a successful joint bid for the event. Canada and Mexico will host 10 games each, and the U.S. will host 60. The 2026 World Cup will be the first “expanded” World Cup, with the number of participating teams going from 32 to 48.
What’s even more exciting is that Montreal is one of the three Canadian cities that could host World Cup games! FIFA will make the final call, but some people expect Canada to host between three and six World Cup soccer games.
Early Wednesday morning, Montreal mayor Valérie Plante celebrated the good news by re-tweeting a video of the United 2026 committee celebrating their successful bid.
Mexico has hosted the World Cup twice (1970 and 1986), and the U.S. once (1994). Canada has never hosted, and in fact, has only ever participated in one World Cup. That was back in 1986, the same year Canada lost a bid to host the event.