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Gillette Stadium among 11 US sites FIFA picked as 2026 World Cup host cities

FIFA announced the locations of the 2026 World Cup late Thursday afternoon.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass — Update 5:50 p.m.: 

Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, was selected among the FIFA World Cup 2026 host cities on Thursday afternoon. 

The announcement came a little after 5:30 p.m. in a video from FIFA. 

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With Gillette Stadium among the contenders, FIFA is set to announce the locations of the 2026 World Cup late Thursday afternoon.

According to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, 48 games will take place in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

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Among 22 other contenders in the U.S. are Nashville, Atlanta, Orlando, Baltimore, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, Miami, and Washington, D.C.

The decision is based on proposals presented by each city including ancillary events and venues, and key aspects such as sustainability, human rights, legacy, general infrastructure, and financial impact.

The announcement is scheduled for 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Watch the live announcement here.

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