The FIFA World Cup is coming to Toronto in 2026 — that was already known.
On Sunday, FIFA announced that Canada’s largest city would get five group stage matches, including one of Canada’s three group stage matches, and one round of 32 fixture.
An expanded BMO Field will officially be known in the World Cup efforts as Toronto Stadium. Vancouver will host seven matches, as Canada was awarded 13 in total.
Toronto’s first look at the 2026 World Cup comes on June 11, with the Canadian men’s national team kicking off their second consecutive World Cup and third ever men’s appearance.
After opening in Toronto, CanMNT will move the remainder of their group stage matches to the larger BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, playing their penultimate and final preliminary games on June 18 and June 24.
BMO Field will host one round of 32 knockout match. BC Place will also host one and a last-16 fixture.
The tournament will kick off on June 11 in Mexico City at the Estadio Azteca, featuring the Mexican men’s national team and a yet-to-be-determined opponent, and conclude at New York/New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on June 26.
With 48 nations participating, the 2026 tournament will be the largest-ever FIFA World Cup.