The biggest tournament in football is two years away but we’re already biting our nails in anticipation of the 2026 FIFA World Cup — it’s going to be one for the books. The event is set to take place across Mexico, the US, and Canada, and FIFA have packed the North American continent with more action than ever before. With soccer betting markets already available let's take a look at the host cities revealed in Fifa’s big announcement.
When a FIFA World Cup lands on your shores, it leaves a mark, and North America is already preparing for the economy-boosting event. Stadiums are being summoned, refurbished and expanded as the continent prepares to host teams and fans from across the globe.
With the latest announcements out on the airwaves, a clearer picture has been painted by the football monolith, as we now know where each match will be hosted. We’ll be letting you know the details, and getting you ready for a betting experience like no other.
So what makes the 2026 FIFA World Cup so special? Isn’t it the same thing we see every four years? Absolutely not! FIFA are inviting an additional 16 nations to take part, raising the number of competing countries from 32 to 48.
This means more matches than ever before, a total of 104 across the three hosting countries. Never before has football united so many countries under a common cause so the 2026 FIFA World Cup will truly be an historic event.
The FIFA World Cup 2026 host cities in the USA are Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Houston, and Seattle. Canada will be hosting matches in Vancouver and Toronto, and Mexico will host in Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey.
On 11 June 2026, fans will flood into the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City for the opening match. It’ll be the third time that the stadium will host a World Cup opening game, after Mexico World Cups in 1970 and 1986. This will start the first stage.
The following games are broken up into six stages:
Round of 32: Every city
Round of 16: Vancouver, Seattle, Mexico City, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Philadelphia, East Rutherford
Quarterfinals: Los Angeles, Kansas City, Miami, Boston
Semifinals: Dallas, Atlanta
Third-place playoff: Miami
Final: East Rutherford
The FIFA World Cup final attracts more fans than any other match, so a massive stadium is needed to meet the high demand. That’s why it’s been decided that the finals will take place at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford in New Jersey. It’s not yet confirmed how many tickets will be available, but you can bet that they’ll be bought up quickly.
The 2026 FIFA World Cup opens up a world of soccer betting opportunities with Sportingbet South Africa. You can bet on soccer matches in every form you can imagine. Stay informed, know your teams, and have a bit of luck on your side, and you could find yourself winning big all across the tournament.
You’ve got every option available to you when soccer betting with Sportingbet:
Match Bets: Bet on the number of goals a team will score or what the final score will be. Play the odds with a handicap bet, and bet on who will win or lose a match with a double-chance bet. Then there’s the biggest bet of all: which team will be crowned winner of the 2026 FIFA World Cup!
Live Bets: That’s right, with Sportingbet, you can bet on matches as they’re being played! Show off your predictive skills by betting on which team or player will score the next goal.
Combine Bets: Mix and match bets on different games or bet types to increase your chances of winning.
No matter how you want to go about it, Sportingbet is your number one site to bet on the 2026 FIFA World Cup online. Track the games, check the odds, and make sure you’ve always got your money on the winning team.