The United States is set to host the upcoming tournament, together with Mexico and Canada. This will mark the first time the U.S. has hosted the tournament since 1994, while Mexico will be hosting for the third time since 1970.
The tournament’s final will take place at the MetLife Stadium, which has a capacity of 82,500 and is home to the New York Giants and New York Jets. This edition of the tournament will feature 48 teams and will last for a record 39 days, with matches scheduled from June 11 to July 19.
Sixteen host cities have been selected for the tournament, with the semi-finals set to take place in Dallas and Atlanta, and the third-place play-off to be hosted at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. In Mexico, the host cities will be Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara, while Toronto and Vancouver are the chosen Canadian cities.
Argentina will enter as defending champions, having previously won the tournament in 1990. The United States manager, Gregg Berhalter, expressed his excitement about the final taking place in New York/New Jersey, emphasizing the area’s rich tradition in soccer and player production.
Meanwhile, Mexico’s national team failed to advance beyond the first round in the 2022 World Cup, marking the first time since 1990 that they did not progress to the knockout rounds. Matches will also be hosted in Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Dallas.