How to see the announcement of the host city of the World Cup.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup Host City Selection Program begins Thursday at 5:00 pm ET.

This word “start” is important: this is FIFA, which went through the elections for April World Cup draw with the urgency of a receding glacier, viewers who tune in to the opening can expect a bunch of speeches, at least one musical performance, and maybe a few glossy videos before any city names are actually revealed.

The whole affair, in whatever form it takes, will be broadcast live in the United States on Fox Sport 1 (English) and broadcast on Universe (Spanish) and new FIFA + service.