World Cup Stadiums

The FIFA world cup is truly a worldwide event. All five major continents have put on at least one World Cup, the tournament has been hosted in 17 different countries, the latest in Qatar 2022.

Each tournament makes use of various stadiums around the host country, from the first World Cup in Uruguay, where the entire tournament took place in three stadiums within Montevideo, to 2022 where new state-of-the-art stadiums were built at eight venues, four of these in the country's capital Doha. The most venues used was 20 at the 2002 World Cup held in Japan and South Korea.

Stadiums of the FIFA World Cup

Year Host Final No. of Venues
2026 United States, Mexico, Canada   16 Stadiums
2022 Qatar Lusail Stadium 8 stadiums
2018 Russia Luzhniki Stadium 12 stadiums
2014 Brazil Maracanã Stadium 12 stadiums
2010 South Africa Soccer City 10 stadiums
2006 Germany Olympiastadion 12 stadiums
2002 Japan & South Korea Yokohama International Stadium 20
1998 France Stade de France 10
1994 United States Rose Bowl 9
1990 Italy Stadio Olimpico 12
1986 Mexico Estadio Azteca 12
1982 Spain Estadio Santiago 17
1978 Argentina El Monumental 6
1974 West Germany Olympiastadion 9
1970 Mexico Estadio Azteca 5
1966 England Wembley Stadium 8
1962 Chile Estadio Nacional de Chile 4
1958 Sweden Rasunda Fotbollstadion 12
1954 Switzerland Wankdorfstadion 6
1950 Brazil Maracanã Stadium 6
1948 canceled
1942 canceled
1938 France Stade Olympique de Colombes 10
1934 Italy Stadio Nazionale 8
1930 Uruguay Estadio Centenario 3

 

1950 World Cup match at the Estádio do MaracanãA 1950 World Cup match at the Estádio do Maracanã

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