Toronto to host six matches in FIFA World Cup 26™

FIFA World Cup 26™. Image credit: X/@FIFAWorldCup

The City of Toronto will host six matches in the FIFA World Cup 26™, kicking off on June 12, 2026, FIFA, the International governing body of association football, has announced.

Following the success of hosting FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in 2015, Canada is set to make history as it hosts the FIFA World Cu p™ in 2026 for the first time after nearly four decades of hosting other FIFA events.

Being the first-ever FIFA World Cup ™ men’s match on Canadian soil , Toronto would feature the opening match of Canada’s Men’s National Team.

Toronto is also proud to host a round of 32 match on July 2, 2026.

As Mayor of Toronto, I am thrilled to see our city chosen as a host for six matches…welcome the world to experience the rich diversity and dynamism of our multicultural city” Mayor Olivia Chow wasn reported saying.

Embodying the “The World in a City” theme, Toronto’s passion for soccer and multicultural identity will be showcased to the city’s diverse neighbourhoods.

Joining 15 other cities across Canada, Mexico and the United States, the tournament set to have a total of 104 matches, with the first match at the Toronto Stadium (BMO Field) on June 12, 2026.

With Toronto scoring the designation of a Host City for the FIFA World Cup 26™ in 2022, the upcoming tournament is expecting more than 300,000 visitors from out of town and benefit the City’s economic, cultural and community advantages including creation of more than 3,585 jobs, and generation of approximately $393 million in gross domestic product (GDP) for Toronto. 

While Ontario is expecting to benefit from more than $456 million in GDP,  Canada expects to see more than $1.2 billion in GDP from the Vancouver and Toronto games combined.

Besides the matches taking place at the Stadium, numerous fan events, enriching the global soccer celebration would also be organized by Toronto  city to strengthen its imprint on the FIFA World Cup 2026™ experience.

Initially prompted by Toronto’s hosting of the 2007 FIFA U20 Men’s World Cup, the construction of Toronto Stadium (BMO Field) has witnessed completion of the Canadian Men’s National Team twice in the FIFA World Cup in 1986 and 2022.

As the biggest sporting event ever, with three Host Countries, 16 Host Cities, 48 teams and 104 matches, FIFA World Cup 26™ will be the most inclusive tournament ever, engaging millions of fans across 16 unique stadiums and billions worldwide. 

Taking place in June and July 2026,  information on the latest FIFA World Cup 26™ tournament is available on the FIFA World Cup 26™ website 

For media representatives wishing to stay up-to-date on all things 2026, please register via the FIFA Media Hub .

Besides the tournament’s record number of teams and players, over five million fans and hospitality guests will have the opportunity to experience the world’s game in stadiums across North America. 

Fans can start pre-registering for FIFA World Cup 26™ ticket information on FIFA’s website: . Pre-registrations for hospitality package information are also available on .

Up-to-date tournament information is available on the FWC26 Toronto Instagram account . Tournament hashtags are #WeAre26 and #WeAreToronto. More information is available on the FIFA World Cup 26 Toronto™ webpage .

“As we embark on this exhilarating journey of hosting the FIFA World Cup 26…we are committed to delivering an unforgettable soccer experience for Torontonians, Ontarians, Canadians and the thousands of global soccer fans, ” Sharon Bollenbach, Executive Director, World Cup Hosting 2026 said.