2026 World Cup Updates;
FIFA has released the official logo and branding for the 2026 World Cup. The US, Mexico, and Canada will jointly host the competition.
For the first time since 1994, the event will be hosted across Northern and Central America. The event will be hosting with the theme “WE ARE 26.”
The logo has a white ‘2’ piled on top of a ‘6’, with the iconic World Cup trophy overlaid between the two numbers.
It is the first time that the renowned trophy has been utilized in the official emblem. There are no colors associated with the host nations. Unlike the red, white, and blue shield that featured heavily in 94, there is nothing included this time.
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“WE ARE 26 is a rallying cry,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said of the branding. It’s a time when three nations and a whole continent stand together and declare, ‘We are united as one to welcome the world and give the largest, greatest, and most inclusive FIFA World Cup ever.’
The event will allow each host country and participating team to carve their own place in FIFA World Cup history, and this one-of-a-kind brand is an important step toward that goal.”
Each of the 16 host cities, which include two in Canada, three in Mexico, and 11 in the United States. They will have their own distinctive branding with different designs and colors. On Thursday, individual copies of the tournament logo will be available.
The location of the 2026 World Cup final is still to be determined, with Infantino stating during the logo presentation ceremony in Los Angeles: “Of course, Los Angeles is an important city, is one of the 16 cities.” It is obviously a hub. It serves as an entrance point into the United States. It was also the location of the last World Cup final in the United States. We don’t yet know where the World Cup final will take place. So to speak, this is still up for grabs. So, please submit us your plans and make sure that we beef up the proposals. But Los Angeles will undoubtedly be one of the most significant cities for 2018 World Cup.
Ronaldo, along with other World Cup winners Youri Djorkaeff, Carli Lloyd, Christen Press, Tobin Heath, and former USMNT great Alexi Lalas, attended the 2026 logo launch ceremony. The tournament, which will include Lionel Messi defending Argentina’s global title, is likely to take place between June 11 and July 19, 2026.