World Cup final in 2026 ‘will be held at AT&T Stadium’ – the 80,000-seater Texas home of Dallas Cowboys – with the venue ‘picked by FIFA ahead of New York’s MetLife Stadium’

The 2026 World Cup final is set to be held at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, with FIFA picking the venue ahead of the MetLife Stadium in New York.

According to The Sun, FIFA will confirm the move later this week and soccer’s governing body is set to base itself in Texas for the tournament in 2026. 

The tournament is going to be expanded from 32 teams to 48 for the first time, with a total of 104 games to be played across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The report says that a 72-game group stage could be wrapped up in 15 days with the top two teams from each four-team group, as well as eight best third-place teams, advancing to the knockout stages. 

And all roads will lead to Texas and the stunning home of the Cowboys, who play the other football at the venue. 

The MetLife Stadium – home of New York’s two NFL teams, the Jets and Giants – is actually based in Jersey but with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, the venue had been tipped by many to land the final.

The first game of the tournament is expected to be held at Mexico’s iconic Azteca Stadium – where Diego Maradona scored his legendary ‘Hand of God’ goal for Argentina against England in the 1986 competition.