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Mexico, a country passionate about soccer, is preparing to once again host a historic event.

And for the third time in its history, the Azteca Stadium will be the scene of the opening match of the FIFA World Cup.

This decision, recently announced on FIFA social media, confirms Mexico as host of the initial matchup of the tournament that will take place on June 11, 2026.

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The Azteca Stadium, an iconic venue located in Mexico City, already had the honor of hosting the inaugural match in the 1970 and 1986 editions.

Now, in 2026, the iconic stadium is preparing to witness another memorable chapter in the history of the World Cup.

This decision by FIFA reflects not only the importance of football in Mexico, but also the international recognition of the country’s ability to organize major sporting events.

The Azteca Stadium, with its capacity to accommodate tens of thousands of spectators, is presented as the perfect setting to kick off the world’s greatest soccer competition.

Mexico inaugurates the 2026 World Cup

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June 11 will mark the start of a month full of football excitement, where teams from all over the world will compete for glory on the pitch.

Mexico, as the host country, will not only celebrate the opening of the tournament, but will also seek to leave an indelible mark in the memories of fans and players.

The choice of Mexico as the venue for the opening match is not only a recognition of its football tradition.

But also an opportunity to show the world the cultural wealth and hospitality that characterize the country.

Emotion and passion for football

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By choosing the Azteca Stadium once again, FIFA is confident that the Mexican fans will provide a unique and vibrant atmosphere that will set the tone for the rest of the tournament.

Mexican fans, known for their passion and dedication to soccer, will surely fill the stands of the Azteca Stadium with chants, flags and contagious energy.

The festive atmosphere expected in Mexico City during the event will not only be a gift for those attending the stadium.

But also for the millions of viewers who will follow the tournament through screens around the world.

Pressure on Mexico for the World Cup

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In addition to the excitement surrounding the opening match, the event will be an opportunity for Mexico to demonstrate its organizational and logistical capabilities.

Security, transportation, hospitality and other key aspects will be put to the test, and the country is ready to demonstrate to the world its ability to successfully carry out an event of this magnitude.

In short, Mexico is preparing to make history once again by hosting the opening match of the FIFA World Cup in 2026.

The eyes of the world will be on Mexico, awaiting the exciting start of a tournament that promises to be unforgettable.

United States and Canada Headquarters

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Likewise, through its social media FIFA was in charge of informing the public which venues will be in charge of hosting the first match for each country.

Mexico will be in charge of having the opening match of the World Cup in the emblematic Azteca Stadium, making it a historic movement.

FIFA was in charge of informing that Canada will have its first game the day after the inauguration, being June 12 in Toronto.

While the United States will welcome the World Cup in the famous city of Los Angeles in the same way as Canada, on June 12.

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