On February 4, 2024, FIFA will unveil the schedule for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, providing fans in Vancouver and Toronto with the eagerly anticipated dates for the tournament's arrival in their cities.
The release will confirm the number of matches allocated to each Canadian city, as the event kicks off just over two years from now. Originally planning for Canada to host 10 matches, FIFA has expanded the tournament schedule, now featuring groups of four and a total of 104 matches, a significant increase from previous 32-team World Cup tournaments.
The schedule announcement will likely include the opening dates and locations for the Canadian, American, and Mexican men's national teams, though opponents will be confirmed later.
The World Cup final's host stadium and city, set for July 19, 2026, will also be revealed. While the three CONCACAF hosts have automatic berths, the predominantly American event will feature two host cities in Canada, two in Mexico, and the rest in American NFL markets.
FIFA invites fans to register for ticketing information and will announce the full ticketing process leading up to the tournament.