Los Angeles to host USA's opening match of FIFA World Cup 26

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Los Angeles Stadium has been confirmed as the venue for USA's opening fixture of the FIFA World Cup 26™ on Friday, 12 June 2026.

The full match schedule for the biggest-ever FIFA World Cup has now been unveiled, giving the framework for the 104-game tournament featuring 48 teams across 16 host cities in three countries – Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Los Angeles will have the honour of opening USA's tournament in what will be the nation's 12th World Cup. The city's Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena was previously used during the 1994 edition, hosting seven games in total, including the final between Brazil and Italy.

USA will play all three of their group games on home soil, with Seattle Stadium hosting their second fixture on Friday, 19 June, before they return to Los Angeles Stadium for their final group match on Thursday, 25 June.