Matches for the 2026 World Cup will be held in 11 US urban communities as well as three host destinations in Mexico and two in Canada, soccer's reality administering body, FIFA, declared Thursday.

The 16 host urban areas will be: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Guadalajara, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Monterrey, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver.

FIFA authorities will choose sometime in the not too distant future which of the 16 urban areas will have bunch play and which will have disposal round matches

"We congratulate the 16 FIFA World Cup Host Cities on their outstanding commitment and passion," FIFA President Gianni Infantino said in a news release

"Today is a historic day -- for everyone in those cities and states, for FIFA, for Canada, the USA and Mexico who will put on the greatest show on Earth...

 We look forward to working together with them to deliver what will be an unprecedented FIFA World Cup and a game-changer as we strive to make football truly global."

The 2026 men's World Cup will be the main release to highlight 48 groups and it is the first time matches will be played in quite a while.

48 teams are participating in Fifa 2026 ,this is first time the game will be played in three countries.