FIFA reveals opening game venue and more details for 2026 World Cup

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FIFA has announced that the opening game of the 2026 World Cup will be held at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on June 11. This iconic stadium, known for its rich football history, will set the stage for the tournament’s kickoff.

The 2026 World Cup is set to be a unique event, as it will be hosted across three countries: the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This tri-nation hosting marks the first time in FIFA World Cup history that the tournament will be hosted by multiple countries.

Mexico’s Estadio Azteca holds a special place in football lore, having witnessed some of the sport’s most memorable moments. It is where legends like Pele and Diego Maradona both lifted the World Cup trophy, adding to the stadium’s aura as a historic venue for the beautiful game.

In addition to the opening game announcement, FIFA also revealed that Canada’s opening match in the tournament will take place in Toronto. This decision reflects the inclusive nature of the 2026 World Cup, showcasing football’s reach and popularity across North America.

With the tournament set to span multiple countries and feature some of the most renowned stadiums in football, the 2026 World Cup promises to be a truly global celebration of the sport.

(Source: Daily Mail | Sporting News | The Athletic)

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