Mexico City will host the opening game of the 2026 World Cup beating the United States and Canada to land the curtain raiser at Estadio Azteca on June 11

  • Estadio Azteca in Mexico City will host the first match of the 2026 World Cup
  • Pele and Diego Maradona both won the World Cup at the iconic stadium
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FIFA has announced that the opening match of the 2026 World Cup will take place on June 11 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

More details about the tournament, which will be held across the United States, Canada and Mexico, were announced on Sunday.

Mexico was given the privilege of hosting the tournament’s curtain raiser with their iconic national stadium as the backdrop.

Pele and Diego Maradona both won the World Cup at the Azteca.

FIFA also announced that Canada’s opening game at the tournament will be played in Toronto.

More to follow.

FIFA has announced that the opening match of the 2026 World Cup will take place at Estadio Azteca

Pele and Diego Maradona (pictured in 1986) both won the World Cup at the Estadio Azteca

Pele and Diego Maradona (pictured in 1986) both won the World Cup at the Estadio Azteca