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How to watch: 2026 FIFA World Cup Match Announcements



This Sunday afternoon is set to be a landmark event for international soccer fans, as well as for the cities gearing up to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This is because Fox and FIFA are set to announce the game allocations for the tournament’s expanded lineup of 104 men’s matches.

Philadelphia, with Lincoln Financial Field as its venue, is on the roster of host cities. Additionally, New York/New Jersey is set to welcome the world at MetLife Stadium, a short journey up I-95 from Philadelphia.

The revelations will span from game distributions to the assignment of opening matches for the host nations—the USA, Canada, and Mexico—right through to their group stage base camp. The climax of the announcement will unveil the venue that will have the honor of hosting the 2026 World Cup Final.

If the figure of 104 games raises eyebrows, it’s because the 2026 World Cup is set to be the first tournament to play under the new expanded format, increasing the number of competing nations from 32 to 48. This expansion introduces a fresh format of 16 groups, each comprising three teams, altering the dynamic of this global tournament.

Tune in for the live broadcast on Sunday, February 4, at 3 PM on Fox. You can also watch it live on X at the tweet below.

Philadelphia’s sports scene is full of excitement and anticipation for 2026. Not only is the city a selected World Cup host, but it’s also the site for the MLB All-Star game. Moreover, as America celebrates its 250th anniversary, Philadelphia will undoubtedly be at the heart of the nation’s festivities, promising a year of unparalleled sports and cultural celebrations.

Sean Sullivan is an Associate Editor for Philadelphia Soccer Now/Brotherly Game, where he has spent the past few years covering game day events for the Philadelphia Union. In his day job, he oversees creative and studio production for a corporate event streaming company based in the Philadelphia region.

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