The United Bid Committee, on behalf of United States, Canada, and Mexico, submitted a historic United Bid in March 2018 to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. United2026’s bid includes Miami among 23 cities competing to be one of the final 16 Host Cities—all of which have a proven track record of hosting successful international sporting events.
The 68th FIFA Congress takes place Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. The Congress begins at 2:00 am ET and the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ is expected to be awarded between 5:00 am and 7:00 am ET. The event will be livestreamed on FIFA.com.
The 2026 FIFA World Cup™ is expected to be the largest ever played with some 1,100 players from 48 countries competing in 80 matches. The last World Cup, played in 2014, reached an in-home audience of 3.2 billion with more than one billion viewers tuning in to the final match between Argentina and Germany.
Photo: To celebrate the upcoming World Cup and in anticipation of FIFA’s vote awarding the 2026 World Cup on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Russia, Downtown Miami buildings (Miami Tower, Miami-Dade County Courthouse and the InterContinental Miami) as well as Hard Rock Stadium light up in the United Bid Committee’s colors of red, blue and green.