New Jersey to Host Soccer World Cup Final 2026

 The World Cup 2026 schedule was unveiled on Sunday during a live stream featuring comedian Kevin Hart, rapper Drake, and socialite Kim Kardashian. MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is set to host the final on July 19.

Group stage matches will kick off on June 11, with Mexico opening the tournament at Estadio Azteca. The United States will start and end their group stage at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on June 12, including a match in Seattle at Lumen Field. Canada will begin its part of the tournament at BMO Field in Toronto on June 12, with the remainder of the group stage games held in Vancouver at BC Place.

The knockout stage will commence with the inaugural round of 32 on June 28, followed by the round of 16 starting on July 4. Quarterfinals are scheduled for Los Angeles, Miami, Kansas City, and Boston, beginning on July 8. Semi-final matches will take place in Dallas and Atlanta on July 14 and 15, respectively. The bronze medal match is set for July 18 in Miami.

*Opening Matches:*
- Tournament: June 11, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
- United States: June 12, SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles
- Canada: June 12, BMO Field, Toronto, Canada

World Cup 2026 Stadiums:
- BC Place, Vancouver, Canada
- Lumen Field, Seattle
- Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
- SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
- Estadio Akron, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
- AT&T Stadium, Dallas
- Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta
- NRG Stadium, Houston
- Estadio BBVA, Monterrey, Mexico
- Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
- BMO Field, Toronto, Canada
- Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts
- Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
- Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
- MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

The quarterfinals will be held at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Gillette Stadium in Boston, Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, and Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Moving on to the semifinals, they'll take place at AT&T Stadium in Dallas and Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The final showdown is scheduled for MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. It's noteworthy that Dallas will host the most matches with a total of 9, and the majority of the games, 78 out of 104, will be held in the United States.

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