Mexico City’s iconic Azteca Stadium and the Los Angeles Rams’ multi-billion dollar SoFi Stadium are among 16 venues to host games at the 2026 World Cup.

The first 48-team World Cup will be held in 16 venues across 11 US cities, along with three venues in Mexico and two in Canada.

It marks the first time three countries have hosted the tournament.

The Azteca Stadium will also be the first venue to feature in three separate World Cups.

Los Angeles’ Pasadena Rose Bowl, which hosted the 1994 World Cup final, has not been included.

All 11 stadiums in the US are home to NFL teams and include the New York Giants’ MetLife Stadium and $5bn SoFi Stadium that hosted this year’s Super Bowl.

Both venues are contenders to host the 2026 final, but Fifa president Gianni Infantino said world football’s governing body will take their time with that decision.

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“There are still some discussions to go on and we’ll certainly choose the best cities for the openings and the finals,” he said on Fox Television.

“But every match will be a final at this World Cup.”

The 16 host cities will be: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Guadalajara, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Monterrey, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. FIFA officials will decide at a later date which of the 16 cities will host group play and which will host elimination round matches.

“We congratulate the 16 FIFA World Cup Host Cities on their outstanding commitment and passion,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said in a news release. “Today is a historic day — for everyone in those cities and states, for FIFA, for Canada, the USA and Mexico who will put on the greatest show on Earth. We look forward to working together with them to deliver what will be an unprecedented FIFA World Cup and a game-changer as we strive to make football truly global.”

The 2026 men’s World Cup will be the first edition to feature 48 teams and it is the first time matches will be played in three countries.

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