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Korgutt wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 20:40
Sagy wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 20:18
amenina wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 20:06

Looks like:

Canada's group
Matchday 1: M3, 12 June at Toronto; M6, 13 June at Vancouver
Matchday 2: M26, 18 June at Los Angeles; M27, 18 June at Vancouver
Matchday 3: M51, 24 June at Vancouver; M52, 24 June at Seattle

Mexico's group
Matchday 1: M1, 11 June at Mexico City; M2, 11 June at Guadalajara
Matchday 2: M25, 18 June at Atlanta; M26, 18 June at Mexico City
Matchday 3: M53, 24 June at Mexico City; M54, 24 June at Guadalajara

USA's group
Matchday 1: M4, 12 June at Los Angeles; M8, 13 June at San Francisco Bay Area
Matchday 2: M31, 19 June at San Francisco Bay Area; M32, 19 June at Seattle
Matchday 3: M59, 25 June at Los Angeles; M60, 25 June at San Francisco Bay Area

Group B or C (non-host seeded team)
Matchday 1: M5, 13 June at Boston; M7, 13 June at New York New Jersey
Matchday 2: M29, 19 June at Philadelphia; M30, 19 June at Boston
Matchday 3; M49, 24 June at Miami; M50, 24 June at Atlanta
Agreed.

Since match 73 is in LA. I think that it will be between teams from Mexico’s group (probably group A) and Canada’s group (probably group B). I’m guessing that teams from the Mia/Atl group (probably group C) will not be sent to LA on a 3 days rest. If this is correct, US will be assigned to group D.
After thinking twice I agree with you. But this here is interesting. Match 74 in Boston on monday from where will 2 nations come from? And same day there will be 2 matches in Mexico called M75 og M76. Will Mexico join 1 of this match?
I would guess M79 (R32 in Mexico City) will be Mex1 vs a 3rd place team. M73 will be Mex2 vs Can2. I don’t have a good feel as to where Can1 will play R32.
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@amenina if Canada and/or Mexico make KO stage will they play R16 and R32 on home soil?
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@Jackson Harrison I think if they win their group, they will stay at home for R32 and R16. If not, it is possible that they have to travel.
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Sagy wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 21:24
Korgutt wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 20:40
Sagy wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 20:18

Agreed.

Since match 73 is in LA. I think that it will be between teams from Mexico’s group (probably group A) and Canada’s group (probably group B). I’m guessing that teams from the Mia/Atl group (probably group C) will not be sent to LA on a 3 days rest. If this is correct, US will be assigned to group D.
After thinking twice I agree with you. But this here is interesting. Match 74 in Boston on monday from where will 2 nations come from? And same day there will be 2 matches in Mexico called M75 og M76. Will Mexico join 1 of this match?
I would guess M79 (R32 in Mexico City) will be Mex1 vs a 3rd place team. M73 will be Mex2 vs Can2. I don’t have a good feel as to where Can1 will play R32.
And if Mexico and Canada will be secondplaced in their groups they can meet eachother in LA in round of 32?
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Korgutt wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 21:51
Sagy wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 21:24
Korgutt wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 20:40
After thinking twice I agree with you. But this here is interesting. Match 74 in Boston on monday from where will 2 nations come from? And same day there will be 2 matches in Mexico called M75 og M76. Will Mexico join 1 of this match?
I would guess M79 (R32 in Mexico City) will be Mex1 vs a 3rd place team. M73 will be Mex2 vs Can2. I don’t have a good feel as to where Can1 will play R32.
And if Mexico and Canada will be secondplaced in their groups they can meet eachother in LA in round of 32?
That seems likely. That would be a "home" match for Mexico!

I think Can1 stay at Vancouver for M85.
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Right guys. I think I’ve figured the KO pairings.

With the mandatory 3 rest days here is the earliest each group can play their last 32 matches:
A/B/C - 28th June
D/E/F - 29th June
G/H/I - 30th June
J/K/L - 1st July

OK so knowing this a possible pairing system is:
M73 - Winner A v Runner-up B

M74 - Runner-up A v Runner-up C
M75 - Winner B v Runner-up D
M76 - Winner C v Runner-up E

M77 - Winner D v Runner-up F
M78 - Winner E v 3rd?
M79 - Winner F v 3rd?

M80 - Winner G v 3rd?
M81 - Winner H v 3rd?
M82 - Winner I v 3rd?

M83 - Runner-up G v Runner-up H
M84 - Runner-up I v Runner-up J
M85 - Winner J v 3rd?

M86 - Winner K v 3rd?
M87 - Winner L v 3rd?
M88 - Runner-up K v Runner-up L

Round of 16

M89 - W73 v W78
M90 - W74 v W79

M91 - W75 v W80
M92 - W76 v W81

M93 - W77 v W82
M94 - W83 v W85

M95 - W84 v W86
M96 - W87 v W88

Quarter-finals

M97 - W89 v W90

M98 - W91 v W92

M99 - W93 V W94
M100 - W95 v W96

Semi-finals
M101 - W97 v W98

M102 - W99 V W100

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amenina wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 21:54
Korgutt wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 21:51
Sagy wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 21:24

I would guess M79 (R32 in Mexico City) will be Mex1 vs a 3rd place team. M73 will be Mex2 vs Can2. I don’t have a good feel as to where Can1 will play R32.
And if Mexico and Canada will be secondplaced in their groups they can meet eachother in LA in round of 32?
That seems likely. That would be a "home" match for Mexico!

I think Can1 stay at Vancouver for M85.
Interesting. So the group winner from group of Canada will play the last Group Stage Match at wednesday and will not play again before thursday next week? This is A long break I will say. What do you think?
The winner of Match 85 is it possible this nation will join Match 96 in Vancouver on tuesday the next week?
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amenina wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 21:54
Korgutt wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 21:51
Sagy wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 21:24

I would guess M79 (R32 in Mexico City) will be Mex1 vs a 3rd place team. M73 will be Mex2 vs Can2. I don’t have a good feel as to where Can1 will play R32.
And if Mexico and Canada will be secondplaced in their groups they can meet eachother in LA in round of 32?
That seems likely. That would be a "home" match for Mexico!

I think Can1 stay at Vancouver for M85.
I considered that, but it’s a 7 days rest (the game is 8 days after Canada’s group 3rd game). It’s possible, but I think it’s unlikely.

To be fair, FIFA has done stranger things, maybe they’ll pair them with a “late group” 3rd place team to justify such scheduling.
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Jackson Harrison wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 21:57 Right guys. I think I’ve figured the KO pairings.

With the mandatory 3 rest days here is the earliest each group can play their last 32 matches:
A/B/C - 28th June
D/E/F - 29th June
G/H/I - 30th June
J/K/L - 1st July

OK so knowing this a possible pairing system is:
M73 - Winner A v Runner-up B
Unlikely.

Mex is probably in Grp A and in all likelihood the winner of that group will play a R32 game in Mexico. That means that M73 will be between the 2nd place team in Mex group and 2nd place team in Can group (probably group B).
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Sagy wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 01:01
amenina wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 21:54
Korgutt wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 21:51
And if Mexico and Canada will be secondplaced in their groups they can meet eachother in LA in round of 32?
That seems likely. That would be a "home" match for Mexico!

I think Can1 stay at Vancouver for M85.
I considered that, but it’s a 7 days rest (the game is 8 days after Canada’s group 3rd game). It’s possible, but I think it’s unlikely.

To be fair, FIFA has done stranger things, maybe they’ll pair them with a “late group” 3rd place team to justify such scheduling.
It will be unfair by FIFA if Mexico play a home R32 match if they win their group, but Canada won’t.

I think Canada play late if they win their group because they will be put in the bottom half of the bracket. The three co-hosts will be separated until the semi-finals if they all win their groups.

I am also considering where USA will play their R32 and R16 if they win their group. Since they play their group in the West, they will likely gradually “move” to the East for the knockout rounds. So I guess their R32 will be in the Central region. Given Dallas has the biggest stadium, I think they play match 78 if they win their group.

And their R16 has to be on July 4th, 2026, the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, right?

So I think the knockout paths of the co-hosts, if they win their groups, will be:

Canada: match 85 in Vancouver -> match 96 in Vancouver -> match 99 in Miami or match 100 in Kansas City -> match 102 in Atlanta

Mexico: match 79 in Mexico City -> match 92 in Mexico City -> match 98 in Los Angeles -> match 101 in Dallas

USA: match 78 in Dallas -> match 89 in Philadelphia -> match 97 in Boston -> match 101 in Dallas

As for why FIFA may want to put Mexico and USA in the same half of the bracket? A Mexico vs USA final, even though gigantic for the North American audience, may not be ideal for the worldwide audience. Or perhaps they want them to meet (again probably record breaking TV audience in both countries), but they may think both of them reaching the final is unlikely. Again I am conjecturing, and of course, I don’t discuss Canada because nobody seriously consider them for the latter stages.
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@amenina if not for the 7 days break, I would agree with your analysis 100%. I don’t even think that a theoretical US-Mex match up in semi is such a reach.

I also think that there is a likelihood of Van R16 going to 1/4 in KC and not Mia.
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Is there a template to create that kind of schedule grid like in word or something?

I want to sample something!
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https://www.fifa.com/fifaplus/en/tourna ... s-stadiums

FIFA World Cup 26 Group Stage fixtures

Thursday, 11 June 2026
Match 1 (Mexico #1) – Estadio Azteca Mexico City
Match 2 – Estadio Guadalajara

Friday, 12 June 2026
Match 3 (Canada #1) – Toronto Stadium
Match 4 (USA #1) – Los Angeles Stadium

Saturday, 13 June 2026
Match 5 – Boston Stadium
Match 6 – BC Place Vancouver
Match 7 – New York New Jersey Stadium
Match 8 – San Francisco Bay Area Stadium

Sunday, 14 June 2026
Match 9 – Philadelphia Stadium
Match 10 – Houston Stadium
Match 11 – Dallas Stadium
Match 12 – Estadio Monterrey

Monday, 15 June 2026
Match 13 – Miami Stadium
Match 14 – Atlanta Stadium
Match 15 – Los Angeles Stadium
Match 16 – Seattle Stadium

Tuesday, 16 June 2026
Match 17 – New York New Jersey Stadium
Match 18 – Boston Stadium
Match 19 – Kansas City Stadium
Match 20 – San Francisco Bay Area Stadium

Wednesday, 17 June 2026
Match 21 – Toronto Stadium
Match 22 – Dallas Stadium
Match 23 – Houston Stadium
Match 24 – Estadio Azteca Mexico City
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Thursday, 18 June 2026
Match 25 – Atlanta Stadium
Match 26 – Los Angeles Stadium
Match 27 (Canada #2) – BC Place Vancouver
Match 28 (Mexico #2) – Estadio Guadalajara

Friday, 19 June 2026
Match 29 – Philadelphia Stadium
Match 30 – Boston Stadium
Match 31 – San Francisco Bay Area Stadium
Match 32 (USA #2) – Seattle Stadium

Saturday, 20 June 2026
Match 33 – Toronto Stadium
Match 34 – Kansas City Stadium
Match 35 – Houston Stadium
Match 36 – Estadio Monterrey

Sunday, 21 June 2026
Match 37 – Miami Stadium
Match 38 – Atlanta Stadium
Match 39 – Los Angeles Stadium
Match 40 – BC Place Vancouver

Monday, 22 June 2026
Match 41 – New York New Jersey Stadium
Match 42 – Philadelphia Stadium
Match 43 – Dallas Stadium
Match 44 – San Francisco Bay Area Stadium

Tuesday, 23 June 2026
Match 45 – Boston Stadium
Match 46 – Toronto Stadium
Match 47 – Houston Stadium
Match 48 – Estadio Guadalajara

Wednesday, 24 June 2026
Match 49 – Miami Stadium
Match 50 – Atlanta Stadium
Match 51 (Canada #3) – BC Place Vancouver
Match 52 – Seattle Stadium
Match 53 (Mexico #3) – Estadio Azteca Mexico City
Match 54 – Estadio Monterrey

Thursday, 25 June 2026
Match 55 – Philadelphia Stadium
Match 56 – New York New Jersey Stadium
Match 57 – Dallas Stadium
Match 58 – Kansas City Stadium
Match 59 (USA #3) – Los Angeles Stadium
Match 60 – San Francisco Bay Area Stadium

Friday, 26 June 2026
Match 61 – Boston Stadium
Match 62 – Toronto Stadium
Match 63 – Seattle Stadium
Match 64 – BC Place Vancouver
Match 65 – Houston Stadium
Match 66 – Estadio Guadalajara

Saturday, 27 June 2026
Match 67 – New York New Jersey Stadium
Match 68 – Philadelphia Stadium
Match 69 – Kansas City Stadium
Match 70 – Dallas Stadium
Match 71 – Miami Stadium
Match 72 – Atlanta Stadium


FIFA World Cup 26 – Round of 32 fixtures

Sunday, 28 June 2026
Match 73 – Los Angeles Stadium

Monday, 29 June 2026
Match 74 – Boston Stadium
Match 75 – Estadio Monterrey
Match 76 – Houston Stadium

Tuesday, 30 June 2026
Match 77 – New York New Jersey Stadium
Match 78 – Dallas Stadium
Match 79 – Estadio Azteca Mexico City

Wednesday, 1 July 2026
Match 80 – Atlanta Stadium
Match 81 – San Francisco Bay Area Stadium
Match 82 – Seattle Stadium

Thursday, 2 July 2026
Match 83 – Toronto Stadium
Match 84 – Los Angeles Stadium
Match 85 – BC Place Vancouver

Friday, 3 July 2026
Match 86 – Miami Stadium
Match 87 – Kansas City Stadium
Match 88 – Dallas Stadium


FIFA World Cup 26 Round of 16 fixtures

Saturday, 4 July 2026
Match 89 – Philadelphia Stadium
Match 90 – Houston Stadium

Sunday, 5 July 2026
Match 91 – New York New Jersey Stadium
Match 92 – Estadio Azteca Mexico City

Monday, 6 July 2026
Match 93 – Dallas Stadium
Match 94 – Seattle Stadium

Tuesday, 7 July 2026
Match 95 – Atlanta Stadium
Match 96 – BC Place Vancouver


FIFA World Cup 26 quarter-final fixtures

Thursday, 9 July 2026
Match 97 – Boston Stadium

Friday, 10 July 2026
Match 98 – Los Angeles Stadium

Saturday, 11 July 2026
Match 99 – Miami Stadium
Match 100 – Kansas City Stadium


FIFA World Cup 26 semi-final fixtures

Tuesday, 14 July 2026
Match 101 – Dallas Stadium

Wednesday, 15 July 2026
Match 102 – Atlanta Stadium


FIFA World Cup 26 bronze final

Saturday, 18 July 2026
Match 103 – Miami Stadium


FIFA World Cup 26 Final

Sunday, 19 July 2026
Match 104 – New York New Jersey Stadium
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@amenina Thanx. But no time for the matches has been published? They will come after the Group Stage Draw in december 2025?
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Korgutt wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 14:39 @amenina Thanx. But no time for the matches has been published? They will come after the Group Stage Draw in december 2025?
I am not sure when will the kick-off times be announced, but as you say possibly after the draw.
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