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amenina wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 14:41
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.
Do you think this will be close with 4 matches each day?
Eastern Time: 1300-1600-1900-2200
Pacific Time: 1000-1300-1600-1900
CET: 1900-2200-0100-0400?
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Korgutt wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 14:56
amenina wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 14:41
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.
Do you think this will be close with 4 matches each day?
Eastern Time: 1300-1600-1900-2200
Pacific Time: 1000-1300-1600-1900
CET: 1900-2200-0100-0400?
Yes, should be something close to this.

For 2014 Brazil with three matches per day (first two group stage rounds), the kickoff times were CET 1800-2100-0000 (there was one match Ivory Coast vs Japan which kicked off at CET 0300).
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https://inside.fifa.com/about-fifa/orga ... st-nations

Thursday 13 June 2024, 01:00

FIFA World Cup 26™ shares teams’ “homes away from home”; host nations’ potential pathways to glory unveiled

FIFA releases first edition of online Team Base Camp brochure, detailing teams’ potential training sites and accommodation pairings

Nine cities outside the 16 Host Cities are now potential Team Base Camp locations, further expanding the scope of this historic tournament

Match schedule detailed, highlighting potential pathways to glory for host nations

FIFA has released the first edition of the online Team Base Camp brochure for the FIFA World Cup 26™, comprising a list of locations where the 48 participating teams may opt to establish their “homes away from home” – the hub from where they will travel to their first three matches and where players, staff and officials will spend the majority of their time during the group stage.

The first edition of the Team Base Camp brochure showcases 24 high-grade locations. Over the next 18 months, the list of potential Team Base Camps will grow, with further options across Canada, Mexico and the USA to be added.

The brochure provides teams with multiple options to consider for their final selection, which they will submit following the Final Draw for the FIFA World Cup 26. The draw, anticipated to be staged in late 2025, will reveal the geographic zones in which teams will play their group matches, further guiding their decisions regarding their respective Team Base Camp locations.

The launch of the first edition of the Team Base Camp brochure comes as FIFA publishes a more detailed version of the tournament’s match schedule, which was first revealed in February this year. The schedule is now colour-coded and spotlights teams’ possible pathways in steering their way from the group stage through to the final.

The new version of the schedule is particularly significant for the host nations – Canada, Mexico and the USA – who can now clearly see the routes that they would have to navigate should they finish first or second in their respective groups.

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FIFA World Cup 26™ match schedule
https://digitalhub.fifa.com/m/1be9ce37e ... nglish.pdf

Nine cities outside of the Host Cities are included in the Team Base Camps brochure – Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Green Bay, Irvine, Louisville, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Westfield.

Heimo Schirgi, Chief Operating Officer World Cup, said: “Even if a city is not staging matches, a participating team coming to stay creates a strong personal bond with the competition for people locally. It will see them adopt their guests as a second team during the tournament, thereby connecting even more people to the FIFA World Cup.”

FIFA is accepting expressions of interest from other cities and towns across the three host nations to propose facilities as possible Team Base Camps for the tournament. Expressions of interest can be submitted here, with updates to the brochure to be made in late 2024 and throughout 2025.

FIFA World Cup 26™ – List of Team Base Camps (as of 12 June 2024)

City
Training site
Paired hotel

Atlanta
Atlanta United Training Centre
JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

Atlanta
Kennesaw State University
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

Chattanooga
Baylor School
The Read House

Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati
To be confirmed

Dallas
DBU
Westin Dallas Downtown

Dallas
FC Dallas Stadium
Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West

Dallas
University of Dallas
Omni Las Colinas Hotel

Dallas-Fort Worth
TCU
Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel

Green Bay
Lambeau Field
Lodge Kohler

Guadalajara
Chivas Verde Valle
Hard Rock Hotel Guadalajara

Irvine
Great Park Sports Complex
Marriott Irvine Spectrum

Kansas City
KC Current Training Facility
Hotel Kansas City – The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Kansas City
Sporting KC Training Centre
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center

Kansas City
University of Kansas
Stonehill Lawrence, Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Louisville
Louisville City
Omni Louisville Hotel

Mexico City
Centro de Alto Rendimiento (CAR)
On-site accommodation (CAR)

Mexico City
La Nueva Casa del Futbol - Toluca
DoubleTree by Hilton Toluca

Monterrey
Rayados Training Centre
The Westin Monterrey Valle

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Union
Hotel Du Pont

St. Louis
Saint Louis University
Magnolia Hotel St. Louis

Salt Lake City
RSL Training Centre
RSL Training Academy Residence

Salt Lake City
University of Utah
Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City

San Antonio
San Antonio Stadium
Kimpton Santo Hotel

Westfield
Grand Park Sports Campus
Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel

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FIFA World Cup 26 Group Stage fixtures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


FIFA World Cup 26 – Round of 32 fixtures

Sunday, 28 June 2026
Match 73 – Los Angeles Stadium - 2A v 2B

Monday, 29 June 2026
Match 74 – Boston Stadium - 1E v 3ABCDF
Match 75 – Estadio Monterrey - 1F v 2C
Match 76 – Houston Stadium - 1C v 2F

Tuesday, 30 June 2026
Match 77 – New York New Jersey Stadium - 1I v 3CDFGH
Match 78 – Dallas Stadium - 2E v 2I
Match 79 – Estadio Azteca Mexico City - 1A v 3CEFHI

Wednesday, 1 July 2026
Match 80 – Atlanta Stadium - 1L v 3EHIJK
Match 81 – San Francisco Bay Area Stadium - 1D v 3BEFIJ
Match 82 – Seattle Stadium - 1G v 3AEHIJ

Thursday, 2 July 2026
Match 83 – Toronto Stadium - 2K v 2L
Match 84 – Los Angeles Stadium - 1H v 2J
Match 85 – BC Place Vancouver - 1B v 3EFGIJ

Friday, 3 July 2026
Match 86 – Miami Stadium - 1J v 2H
Match 87 – Kansas City Stadium - 1K v 3DEIJL
Match 88 – Dallas Stadium - 2D v 2G


FIFA World Cup 26 Round of 16 fixtures

Saturday, 4 July 2026
Match 89 – Philadelphia Stadium - W74 v W77
Match 90 – Houston Stadium - W73 v W75

Sunday, 5 July 2026
Match 91 – New York New Jersey Stadium - W76 v W78
Match 92 – Estadio Azteca Mexico City - W79 v W80

Monday, 6 July 2026
Match 93 – Dallas Stadium - W83 v W84
Match 94 – Seattle Stadium - W81 v W82

Tuesday, 7 July 2026
Match 95 – Atlanta Stadium - W86 v W88
Match 96 – BC Place Vancouver - W85 v W87


FIFA World Cup 26 quarter-final fixtures

Thursday, 9 July 2026
Match 97 – Boston Stadium - W89 v W90

Friday, 10 July 2026
Match 98 – Los Angeles Stadium - W93 v W94

Saturday, 11 July 2026
Match 99 – Miami Stadium - W91 v W92
Match 100 – Kansas City Stadium - W95 v W96


FIFA World Cup 26 semi-final fixtures

Tuesday, 14 July 2026
Match 101 – Dallas Stadium - W97 v W98

Wednesday, 15 July 2026
Match 102 – Atlanta Stadium - W99 v W100


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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Fixtures by group


Group A

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

Thursday, 18 June 2026
Match 25 – Atlanta Stadium
Match 28 (Mexico #2) – Estadio Guadalajara

Wednesday, 24 June 2026
Match 53 (Mexico #3) – Estadio Azteca Mexico City
Match 54 – Estadio Monterrey


Group B

Friday, 12 June 2026
Match 3 (Canada #1) – Toronto Stadium

Saturday, 13 June 2026
Match 8 – San Francisco Bay Area Stadium

Thursday, 18 June 2026
Match 26 – Los Angeles Stadium
Match 27 (Canada #2) – BC Place Vancouver

Wednesday, 24 June 2026
Match 51 (Canada #3) – BC Place Vancouver
Match 52 – Seattle Stadium


Group C

Saturday, 13 June 2026
Match 5 – Boston Stadium
Match 7 – New York New Jersey Stadium

Friday, 19 June 2026
Match 29 – Philadelphia Stadium
Match 30 – Boston Stadium

Wednesday, 24 June 2026
Match 49 – Miami Stadium
Match 50 – Atlanta Stadium


Group D
Friday, 12 June 2026
Match 4 (USA #1) – Los Angeles Stadium

Saturday, 13 June 2026
Match 6 – BC Place Vancouver

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

Thursday, 25 June 2026
Match 59 (USA #3) – Los Angeles Stadium
Match 60 – San Francisco Bay Area Stadium


Group E

Sunday, 14 June 2026
Match 9 – Philadelphia Stadium
Match 10 – Houston Stadium

Saturday, 20 June 2026
Match 33 – Toronto Stadium
Match 34 – Kansas City Stadium

Thursday, 25 June 2026
Match 55 – Philadelphia Stadium
Match 56 – New York New Jersey Stadium


Group F

Sunday, 14 June 2026
Match 11 – Dallas Stadium
Match 12 – Estadio Monterrey

Saturday, 20 June 2026
Match 35 – Houston Stadium
Match 36 – Estadio Monterrey

Thursday, 25 June 2026
Match 57 – Dallas Stadium
Match 58 – Kansas City Stadium


Group G

Monday, 15 June 2026
Match 15 – Los Angeles Stadium
Match 16 – Seattle Stadium

Sunday, 21 June 2026
Match 39 – Los Angeles Stadium
Match 40 – BC Place Vancouver

Friday, 26 June 2026
Match 63 – Seattle Stadium
Match 64 – BC Place Vancouver


Group H

Monday, 15 June 2026
Match 13 – Miami Stadium
Match 14 – Atlanta Stadium

Sunday, 21 June 2026
Match 37 – Miami Stadium
Match 38 – Atlanta Stadium

Friday, 26 June 2026
Match 65 – Houston Stadium
Match 66 – Estadio Guadalajara


Group I

Tuesday, 16 June 2026
Match 17 – New York New Jersey Stadium
Match 18 – Boston Stadium

Monday, 22 June 2026
Match 41 – New York New Jersey Stadium
Match 42 – Philadelphia Stadium

Friday, 26 June 2026
Match 61 – Boston Stadium
Match 62 – Toronto Stadium


Group J

Tuesday, 16 June 2026
Match 19 – Kansas City Stadium
Match 20 – San Francisco Bay Area Stadium

Monday, 22 June 2026
Match 43 – Dallas Stadium
Match 44 – San Francisco Bay Area Stadium

Saturday, 27 June 2026
Match 69 – Kansas City Stadium
Match 70 – Dallas Stadium


Group K

Wednesday, 17 June 2026
Match 23 – Houston Stadium
Match 24 – Estadio Azteca Mexico City

Tuesday, 23 June 2026
Match 47 – Houston Stadium
Match 48 – Estadio Guadalajara

Saturday, 27 June 2026
Match 71 – Miami Stadium
Match 72 – Atlanta Stadium


Group L

Wednesday, 17 June 2026
Match 21 – Toronto Stadium
Match 22 – Dallas Stadium

Tuesday, 23 June 2026
Match 45 – Boston Stadium
Match 46 – Toronto Stadium

Saturday, 27 June 2026
Match 67 – New York New Jersey Stadium
Match 68 – Philadelphia Stadium
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Knockout stage bracket

Code: Select all

Round of 32         Round of 16         Quarter-finals      Semi-finals         Final & 3rd place

Monday, 29 June 2026
Match 74 – Boston Stadium
1E v 3ABCDF
                    Saturday, 4 July 2026
                    Match 89 – Philadelphia Stadium
                    W74 v W77
Tuesday, 30 June 2026
Match 77 – New York New Jersey Stadium
1I v 3CDFGH
                                        Thursday, 9 July 2026
                                        Match 97 – Boston Stadium
                                        W89 v W90
Sunday, 28 June 2026
Match 73 – Los Angeles Stadium
2A v 2B
                    Saturday, 4 July 2026
                    Match 90 – Houston Stadium
                    W73 v W75
Monday, 29 June 2026
Match 75 – Estadio Monterrey
1F v 2C
                                                            Tuesday, 14 July 2026
                                                            Match 101 – Dallas Stadium
                                                            W97 v W98
Thursday, 2 July 2026
Match 83 – Toronto Stadium
2K v 2L
                    Monday, 6 July 2026
                    Match 93 – Dallas Stadium
                    W83 v W84

Thursday, 2 July 2026
Match 84 – Los Angeles Stadium
1H v 2J
                                        Friday, 10 July 2026
                                        Match 98 – Los Angeles Stadium
                                        W93 v W94
Wednesday, 1 July 2026
Match 81 – San Francisco Bay Area Stadium
1D v 3BEFIJ
                    Monday, 6 July 2026
                    Match 94 – Seattle Stadium
                    W81 v W82
Wednesday, 1 July 2026
Match 82 – Seattle Stadium
1G v 3AEHIJ
                                                                                Saturday, 18 July 2026
                                                                                Match 103 – Miami Stadium
                                                                                FIFA World Cup 26 bronze final

                                                                                Sunday, 19 July 2026
                                                                                Match 104 – New York New Jersey Stadium
                                                                                FIFA World Cup 26 Final
Monday, 29 June 2026
Match 76 – Houston Stadium
1C v 2F
                    Sunday, 5 July 2026
                    Match 91 – New York New Jersey Stadium
                    W76 v W78
Tuesday, 30 June 2026
Match 78 – Dallas Stadium
2E v 2I
                                        Saturday, 11 July 2026
                                        Match 99 – Miami Stadium
                                        W91 v W92
Tuesday, 30 June 2026
Match 79 – Estadio Azteca Mexico City
1A v 3CEFHI
                    Sunday, 5 July 2026
                    Match 92 – Estadio Azteca Mexico City
                    W79 v W80
Wednesday, 1 July 2026
Match 80 – Atlanta Stadium
1L v 3EHIJK
                                                            Wednesday, 15 July 2026
                                                            Match 102 – Atlanta Stadium
                                                            W99 v W100
Friday, 3 July 2026
Match 86 – Miami Stadium
1J v 2H
                    Tuesday, 7 July 2026
                    Match 95 – Atlanta Stadium
                    W86 v W88
Friday, 3 July 2026
Match 88 – Dallas Stadium
2D v 2G
                                        Saturday, 11 July 2026
                                        Match 100 – Kansas City Stadium
                                        W95 v W96
Thursday, 2 July 2026
Match 85 – BC Place Vancouver
1B v 3EFGIJ
                    Tuesday, 7 July 2026
                    Match 96 – BC Place Vancouver
                    W85 v W87
Friday, 3 July 2026
Match 87 – Kansas City Stadium
1K v 3DEIJL
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So the hosts are getting the most favorable bracket: if they are the group winner they get the 3rd placed opponent, if they are the runner-up they'll be getting the runner-up.
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Looking forward to the 495 combinations of qualified third-placed teams
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A look at the pathways (grouped in Brackets) and includes where hosts could end up

Left bracket

Semi Final M101: Winner of 97 vs 98

Quarter Final M97: Winner of 89 vs 90

Round of 16 M89: Winner of 74 vs 77

Round of 32 M74: 1E vs 3ABCDF Mex/Can/USA
Round of 32 M77: 1I vs 3CDFGH USA

Round of 16 M90: Winner of 73 vs 75

Round of 32 M73: 2A Mex vs 2B Can
Round of 32 M75: 1F vs 2C


Quarter Final M98: Winner of 93 vs 94

Round of 16 M93: Winner of 83 vs 84

Round of 32 M83: 2K vs 2L
Round of 32 M84: 1H vs 2J

Round of 16 M94: Winner of 81 vs 82

Round of 32 M81: 1D USA vs 3BEFIJ CAN
Round of 32 M82: 1G vs 3AEHIJ MEX


Right bracket

Semi Final M101: Winner of 99 vs 100

Quarter Final M99: Winner of 91 vs 92

Round of 16 M91: Winner of 76 vs 78

Round of 32 M76: 1C vs 2F
Round of 32 M78: 2E vs 2I

Round of 16 M92: Winner of 79 vs 80

Round of 32 M79: 1A Mex vs 3CEFHI
Round of 32 M80: 1L vs 3EHIJK


Quarter Final M100: Winner of 95 vs 96

Round of 16 M95: Winner of 86 vs 88

Round of 32 M86: 1J vs 2H
Round of 32 M88: 2D USA vs 2G

Round of 16 M96: Winner of 85 vs 87

Round of 32 M85: 1B can vs 3EFGIJ
Round of 32 M87: 1K vs 3DEIJL USA


Looks like the earliest that any teams can meet from the same group is the quarter finals which is fair enough.

The earliest that hosts can meet is the Round of 32 should both Canada and Mexico finish runner up in their groups, or if USA win their group and Canada finish 3rd in their group and the combinations of 3rd match that.

If all 3 hosts win their groups, 2 of them can first meet in the semi finals, namely Canada and Mexico, and it’s possible for either of them to face USA in the final should it get to that.
Also possible for Canada and Mexico to meet in final but one has to finish top and the other 2nd in their groups.

Possible for 2 3rd placed teams to meet in the Round of 16 which I find unsusual, but I guess that is due to scheduling this knockout stage in such a way for other factors.
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@Kev Are you thinking about match 74 and match 77? They will meet in round of 16.
Match 74 – Boston Stadium - 1E v 3ABCDF
Match 77 – New York New Jersey Stadium - 1I v 3CDFGH
Match 89 – Philadelphia Stadium - W74 v W77
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I think it is good that the group winners that get to play a 3rd placed team will face eachother in the 3rd round and that groups winners that got the harder path (playing against a runner up in round 2) now get a easier path by getting to play a runner up again.
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Korgutt wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2024 16:41 @Kev Are you thinking about match 74 and match 77? They will meet in round of 16.
Match 74 – Boston Stadium - 1E v 3ABCDF
Match 77 – New York New Jersey Stadium - 1I v 3CDFGH
Match 89 – Philadelphia Stadium - W74 v W77
Yes that’s one of the potential 3rd vs 3rd matchups. Possible hosts could end up playing each other in this match.

Along side that, there are 3 other potential 3rd vs 3rd matchups.

I guess if they can both beat a group winner, good on them then lol
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Witkop1983 wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2024 18:23 I think it is good that the group winners that get to play a 3rd placed team will face eachother in the 3rd round and that groups winners that got the harder path (playing against a runner up in round 2) now get a easier path by getting to play a runner up again.
I hadn’t thought of that, but seems fair to be honest
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Shing wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2024 11:16 Looking forward to the 495 combinations of qualified third-placed teams
Good luck to websites displaying all these lol
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Kev wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2024 14:52 A look at the pathways (grouped in Brackets) and includes where hosts could end up

Left bracket

Semi Final M101: Winner of 97 vs 98

Quarter Final M97: Winner of 89 vs 90

Round of 16 M89: Winner of 74 vs 77

Round of 32 M74: 1E vs 3ABCDF Mex/Can/USA
Round of 32 M77: 1I vs 3CDFGH USA

Round of 16 M90: Winner of 73 vs 75

Round of 32 M73: 2A Mex vs 2B Can
Round of 32 M75: 1F vs 2C


Quarter Final M98: Winner of 93 vs 94

Round of 16 M93: Winner of 83 vs 84

Round of 32 M83: 2K vs 2L
Round of 32 M84: 1H vs 2J

Round of 16 M94: Winner of 81 vs 82

Round of 32 M81: 1D USA vs 3BEFIJ CAN
Round of 32 M82: 1G vs 3AEHIJ MEX


Right bracket

Semi Final M101: Winner of 99 vs 100

Quarter Final M99: Winner of 91 vs 92

Round of 16 M91: Winner of 76 vs 78

Round of 32 M76: 1C vs 2F
Round of 32 M78: 2E vs 2I

Round of 16 M92: Winner of 79 vs 80

Round of 32 M79: 1A Mex vs 3CEFHI
Round of 32 M80: 1L vs 3EHIJK


Quarter Final M100: Winner of 95 vs 96

Round of 16 M95: Winner of 86 vs 88

Round of 32 M86: 1J vs 2H
Round of 32 M88: 2D USA vs 2G

Round of 16 M96: Winner of 85 vs 87

Round of 32 M85: 1B can vs 3EFGIJ
Round of 32 M87: 1K vs 3DEIJL USA


Looks like the earliest that any teams can meet from the same group is the quarter finals which is fair enough.

The earliest that hosts can meet is the Round of 32 should both Canada and Mexico finish runner up in their groups, or if USA win their group and Canada finish 3rd in their group and the combinations of 3rd match that.

If all 3 hosts win their groups, 2 of them can first meet in the semi finals, namely Canada and Mexico, and it’s possible for either of them to face USA in the final should it get to that.
Also possible for Canada and Mexico to meet in final but one has to finish top and the other 2nd in their groups.

Possible for 2 3rd placed teams to meet in the Round of 16 which I find unsusual, but I guess that is due to scheduling this knockout stage in such a way for other factors.

Also noticed that the winner and runner up from the same group will not meet again until the final which is great
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