FIFA reveals the logo for the 2026 World Cup in front of stars Brooklyn Beckham, Ronaldo and Ted Lasso actor Cristo Fernandez… but fans brand the design ‘ANEMIC’ ahead of the tournament in the USA, Mexico and Canada
- FIFA unveiled an extremely basic logo for the 2026 World Cup on Wednesday
- The design features just the numbers two and six and an image of the trophy
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While the 2026 World Cup is highly anticipated, the logo revealed by FIFA for the tournament on Wednesday is already being slammed by fans.
At an unveiling in Los Angeles, soccer’s governing body revealed the official logo of the USA, Mexico and Canada-hosted competition.
And FIFA kept it simple, as the design features a two stacked on top of a six and the World Cup trophy superimposed on them.
Fans were quick to criticize the threadbare design for the tournament, which will kick off in a little more than three years.
‘Not a very impressive logo, especially from a designer’s perspective… it’s okay. Mediocre at best,’ one Twitter user said.
‘Would have been viewed better if all the other logos weren’t so iconic, both artistically and symbolically.
FIFA unveiled this logo for the 2026 World Cup in the US, Mexico and Canada on Wednesday
Fans were quick to criticize the threadbare design for the tournament on social media
Another fan had an interesting theory.
‘Okay, I’ll say it. Someone forgot to have someone design a logo and they had some AI bot do this c**p,’ they said. ‘You can’t pull one over on us.’
While fans were quick to criticize the logo, it’s the first time the image of the trophy has been used in a logo for the World Cup.
Each of the 16 host cities will also have its own branding with unique colors and style, FIFA announced.
But fans weren’t exactly focused on the positives.
‘That’s it? A PNG file image of the trophy over 26. Anemic,’ another one said.
The logo was shown on top of differing background colors in a video from Fox Soccer, which is a broadcast partner of FIFA’s for the tournament
Brooklyn Beckham, son of England icon David Beckham, was among the starts at the event
‘It’s very bland and rather lame,’ a different supporter concluded on Twitter. ‘The tournament is being hosted in all three North American nations and this logo does nothing to represent any of them.
The competition itself, which will feature 48 teams for the first time, will be the first World Cup in North America since 1994 and put soccer on a massive stage in the region.
‘[This tournament] will be beyond imagination,’ FIFA president Gianni Infantino said during the launch event.
The same cannot be said about its logo.
The event to launch the logo was hosted by former USMNT defender Alexi Lalas and Telemundo journalist Ana Jurka.
Both soccer and non-soccer turned out for the event with Brazilian legend Ronaldo and USWNT hero Carli Lloyd spotted on the red carpet.
Ronaldo (L) was spotted on the red carpet with FIFA President Gianni Infantino (R)
The event was hosted by ex-USMNT defender Alexi Lalas and Telemundo journalist Ana Jurka
USWNT hero Carli Lloyd spotted on the red carpet was also spotted on the red carpet
Ted Lasso actor Cristo Fernandez (left) and Kelly Osbourne (right) were in attendance
Brooklyn Beckham, son of England icon and Inter Miami owner David Beckham, and Kelly Osbourne were also in attendance.
Meanwhile Cristo Fernandez, who is known for his role as soccer player Dani Rojas on the Apple TV show Ted Lasso but was a former player in the Liga Premier de Mexico, was also pictured.
As well as co-hosting the World Cup in 2026, the United States will also host the 2024 Copa America, with its national team competing in the tournament to build much-needed experience ahead of the World Cup.
USA and Mexico is also launching a bid to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup.