Nashville not selected as host city for 2026 FIFA World Cup

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Nashville did not make the cut to host games at the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Always somewhat of an outsider, Nashville was not one of the 16 cities chosen by FIFA for the tournament, jointly hosted between the United States, Mexico and Canada.

2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup host


  • Vancouver, BC (Canada)
  • Seattle, WA (USA)
  • San Francisco, CA (USA)
  • Los Angeles, CA (USA)
  • Guadalajara (Mexico)


  • Kansas City, MO (United States)
  • Dallas, TX (United States)
  • Atlanta, GA (United States)
  • Houston, TX (United States)
  • Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Mexico City (Mexico)


  • Toronto, ON (Canada)
  • Boston, MA (United States)
  • Philadelphia, PA (United States)
  • Miami, FL (United States)
  • New York, NY (United States)

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Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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