Key dates for 2026 World Cup: When are the matches in Atlanta?

A MLS soccer ball is shown during Atlanta United training camp at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Tuesday, January 16, 2024, in Atlanta. (Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com)

Credit: Jason Getz/AJC

Credit: Jason Getz/AJC

A MLS soccer ball is shown during Atlanta United training camp at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Tuesday, January 16, 2024, in Atlanta. (Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com)

Atlanta will be a host city when the World Cup tournament is played in Mexico and the United States. Here are some key dates and details, including when will tickets go on sale and when are the matches in Atlanta.

Sept. 2025: Tickets go on sale for World Cup matches

Dec. 2025: World Cup draw to be held

June 11, 2026: Opening match of tournament will feature Mexico in Mexico City

June 12: Opening match in United States will feature the U.S. in Los Angeles. Opening match in Canada will feature Canada in Toronto.

June 15: Group stage game in Atlanta

June 18: Group stage game in Atlanta

June 19: United States’ second group stage game in Seattle

June 21: Group stage game in Atlanta

June 24: Group stage game in Atlanta

June 25: United States’ third group stage game in Los Angeles

June 27: Group stage game in Atlanta

July 1: Knockout stage game in Atlanta

July 7: Round of 16 game in Atlanta

July 14: Semifinal game in Dallas

July 15: Semifinal game in Atlanta

July 19: Final in New York/New Jersey