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Philadelphia’s semiquincentennial Independence Day celebrations and annual fireworks over the Ben Franklin Bridge will need to make even more room in 2026, as a match from one of the world’s biggest sporting events will also be in the city on the Fourth of July.
The 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup will have five group stage games in June and a round of 16 game on July 4 at Lincoln Financial Field.
The City of Brotherly Love and the 15 other host cities across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, learned the dates they will host the 104-game schedule of 2026’s soccer showcase across June and July Sunday during an afternoon ceremony, broadcast from the Telemundo Center in Miami.
Comedian and Philly native Kevin Hart joined Fox Sports personality Jenny Taft, sportscaster Andres Cantor, FIFA President Gianni Infantino and other soccer stars and dignitaries in the Miami ceremony.