FIFA extends global partnership with Visa, including FIFA World Cup 2026™

Visa is a worldwide partner of FIFA, enabling Visa cardholders to benefit from exclusive activations, promotions, and unique access at FIFA tournaments including the FIFA World Cup 2026.

FIFA has announced the extension of its partnership with Visa (NYSE: V), a world leader in digital payments, as an official FIFA partner.

The new agreement, which runs through 2026, enables Visa and FIFA’s efforts to champion the growth of football and support players, fans and clients through an exciting programme of youth, beach soccer, and FIFAe events, and will culminate in the biggest FIFA World Cup™ in history in 2026.

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino:

FIFA is thrilled to partner with Visa and to focus our strong partnership on what will be a very bright future. Visa’s unwavering commitment to enhancing the fan experience, coupled with their innovative approach to payment technology, aligns with FIFA’s vision to make football truly global and accessible to all. We look forward to delivering exceptional moments for fans across the globe.

Visa will remain the Official Payment Technology Partner for FIFA activities globally, providing a seamless and secure commerce experience for FIFA’s passionate fans on-site.

Visa cardholders will receive exclusive and behind the scenes access throughout FIFA tournaments, Visa-cardholder pre-sale events, and other innovative promotions, including at FIFA stores and online at, throughout the partnership.

Oliver Jenkyn, Group President, Global Markets, Visa:

Our alliance with FIFA has yielded immense benefits for our brand, clients, and cardholders. We’re excited to continue our long-standing partnership and deliver seamless payment experiences as part of one of the world’s most popular sporting events.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup is set to be hosted jointly by the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This will be the first World Cup ever to be hosted by three countries. The tournament will also see an expansion from 32 to 48 teams. The exact dates have not been finalized yet, but traditionally, FIFA World Cups are held in June and July. The match schedule for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada will be unveiled February 4 by FIFA. This expanded format and multi-country hosting is expected to make the 2026 FIFA World Cup a unique and highly anticipated event.

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