2026 World Cup: MetLife Stadium to host final game

New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium will host the 2026 World Cup final, as confirmed by FIFA on Sunday. The USA, Canada, and Mexico are co-hosting an expanded 48-team competition.

The announcement of the decision was made live on television in North America, with comedian and actor Kevin Hart as well as rapper Drake joining Fifa president Gianni Infantino.

In addition to being home to the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets, the 82,500-seat MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, has hosted a number of international football events, most notably the 2016 Copa America tournament final.

On June 12, the United States team will play its first game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. From there, they will go to Lumen Field in Seattle and return to SoFi to complete the group stage.

Miami Gardens, Florida’s Hard Rock Stadium will host the third-place match of the 2026 World Cup.

The tournament will last longer with more teams than it did with a the increase of participating teams from 32 countries to 48 countries.

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