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Uwishunu Feature published on June 17, 2022

Score! Philly Chosen as a Host City for the 2026 World Cup

The biggest event in global sports is the latest major event announced for Philly in 2026...

Photo by Visit Philadelphia

Philly scores big — again!

The city has been chosen as one of 11 U.S. cities (in addition to three in Mexico and two in Canada) to host matches during the 2026 FIFA World Cup .

The biggest event in global sports will draw visitors from around the world to the City of Brotherly Love to see elite athletes compete for their countries on the pitch at Lincoln Financial Field.

We’re calling it now: 2026 is going to be a HUGE year in Philly. We’ll have the nation’s 250th birthday celebration, the MLB All-Star Game and now the FIFA World Cup.

We. Are. Pumped.

— Photo by Visit Philadelphia

Soccer in Philadelphia

That said, soccer fans don’t have to wait until 2026 to get their futbol fix in Greater Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Union are in the midst of a strong 2022 season, with plenty of home matches remaining at Subaru Park in Chester.

And Philly is full of great soccer bars to watch both national and international play.

Get ready for the big event in 2026 by rooting on your favorite team at these Philly establishments:

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