World Cup 2026

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Socceroos start new World Cup cycle with homecoming Ecuador friendlies
Graham Arnold will use this month’s fixtures to inform his approach to the 2026 qualifiers and next January’s Asian Cup

Emma Kemp

01, Mar, 2023 @8:44 PM

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The Qatar World Cup should be a watershed moment in sports journalism | Karim Zidan
It is vital that journalists continue to apply the same critical lens they’ve used on the Qatar World Cup when the tournament comes to Canada, Mexico and the US in four years’ time

Karim Zidan

20, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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USA bid farewell to Qatar. Now thoughts turn to a home challenge in 2026
The US were ultimately shown to be inferior to the world’s best at this World Cup. But they have the potential to make an impression as hosts

Bryan Armen Graham in Doha

04, Dec, 2022 @11:07 PM

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World Cup organisers consider ditching three-team group format for 2026
Informal talks are taking place in Qatar about an alternative plan for 12 groups of four, which would result in 104 games in the expanded 48-team 2026 World Cup

Sean Ingle in Doha

01, Dec, 2022 @3:30 PM

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How Kansas City became the 2026 World Cup’s most unlikely host city
The city will be the smallest US metro area to host games at the tournament, but it has a long and proud soccer history to call on

Dave Caldwell in Kansas City

30, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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World Cup 2026: Host city reveal lays bare sprawling, money-spinning affair
The host city announcement for 2026 was a World Cup in itself: a few no-hopers, underdogs who went deeper than expected with a couple of surprising flops and predictable triumphs

Tom Dart

17, Jun, 2022 @1:52 PM

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Canadian, US and Mexican host cities named for 2026 World Cup
Fifa has announced the host cities for the 2026 World Cup, which will be co-hosted by the US, Canada and Mexico

Guardian sport and agencies

16, Jun, 2022 @9:40 PM

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Steve Clarke knows Germany 2024 failure could kill his World Cup dream
The Scotland manager wants another crack at reaching the game’s biggest tournament but reaching the next Euros is key

Ewan Murray

04, Jun, 2022 @9:30 PM

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World Cup 2026 host venues: 17 US stadiums in hunt ahead of June reveal
Fifa intends to announce the 2026 World Cup sites during a news conference in New York on 16 June


20, May, 2022 @6:03 PM

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Largest US union federation presses Fifa on labor rights around 2026 World Cup
AFL-CIO leads a coalition demanding Fifa address concerns on human and labor rights at tournament in US, Canada and Mexico

Michael Sainato

08, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Mbappé in Miami? Pulisic in Philly? Which US cities will host the 2026 World Cup?
Mexico and Canada’s hosts are already set for the tournament. But 17 US cities are still battling for the right to host fans from around the world

Tom Dart

02, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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'We're small but mighty': Bermuda's plan to emulate Iceland's World Cup run
The island has a population of a little over 65,000 but with an expanded World Cup in 2026, qualification for the tournament is not out of the question

Christian Araos

14, Jun, 2019 @9:00 AM

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