The FIFA World Cup is one of the most important sports events in the world. If you like other major sports events, you will also like to bet on kabaddi online in India on the 1xBet website. There are many things that will make the 2026 edition of the tournament quite different from its predecessors. For starters, it will be the first tournament of this kind hosted by three nations. They are:

  • Mexico;
  • Canada;
  • and the United States.

This also means that the three countries will have guaranteed spots in this tournament. Speaking about spots, this will be the first edition of the FIFA World Cup that will feature 48 teams rather than the 32 seen between 1998 and 2022. On the 1xBet India website you will be able to make online bets on kabaddi and football, and in which the best odds in the market are available.

New format

Most editions of the FIFA World Cup have begun with a group stage where each group is composed of four teams. This is where another difference between the 2022 and 2026 tournaments will be seen. Specifically, instead of having eight groups of four teams each, the 2026 tournament will have 16 groups of three teams each. When that tournament comes, you will be able to start betting online on it through 1xBet.

The top two teams of each group will qualify to the next round. However, there will be 32 qualified squads rather than the 16 seen up to 2022. This means that the knockout stage will start from a round of 32 instead of a round of 16. Yet, it is also worth noting that the maximum number of matches that a team may play is seven, as they will play two instead of three matches in the group stage. You will be able to make online betting on 1xBet when all those stages of the tournament are played.

Some interesting aspects about the hosts

While Mexico, Canada and the United States are the hosts of the tournament, most of the competition will be played in the latter country. There will be 80 matches in total, which was increased from the 64 matches seen up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. When the competition begins, you will be able to visit 1xBet betting on football on all its matches.

In total, Canada and Mexico will have 10 matches each. On the other hand, the United States will host 60 contests in total. In fact, the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, the final and the third place match will all be played in the United States. Curiously, no stadium used for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, which was held in the USA, is expected to be in the 2026 cup.

It is also worth noting that Mexico will be the first nation to host or partially host three editions of the competition. They already organized the 1970 and the 1986 editions of the championship. It is possible to start betting on football on 1xBet on Mexican football too.