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2026 World Cup - US, Canada & Mexico.

Postby sendô on Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:05 pm

Announced that a joint bid from US, Mexico and Canada has won the 2026 World Cup ahead of Morocco.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44464913

Strikes me as odd - Mexico have hosted twice before, USA had it as recently as 1994. Morocco would have only been the second African team to host it.

Odd that there was only two bidders too.
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Re: 2026 World Cup - US, Canada & Mexico.

Postby Slacking student on Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:12 pm

This was taken from the BBC live stream; appears money talks

After years of covering Fifa politics and voting decisions I've learnt one thing: follow the money.

This vote for the 2026 World Cup has been taken out of the hands of a small cabal of Fifa executives and entrusted to its 211 member associations.

It is supposed to reduce the risk of corruption - something Fifa desperately needed to do following past controversies.

So where does the money come in this time?

The US, Canada and Mexico joint bid is promising Fifa associations vast profits of $11bn (£8.2bn). That compares with around $6bn (£4.48bn) from Morocco.

That kind of cash - divested over many years and relied on by many smaller football associations to survive and develop the game - makes a compelling argument.

So too do promises of a risk-free build-up in three countries where infrastructure is strong and the stadiums are already built.

The people connected to the two rival bids have exuded confidence in recent days.

But money talks in Fifa land. I expect it will again on Wednesday.
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Re: 2026 World Cup - US, Canada & Mexico.

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:31 pm

I just think it's so sad that the place where it was invented is likely to only host it once. I'm pretty confident it'll never be held here again.
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Re: 2026 World Cup - US, Canada & Mexico.

Postby sendô on Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:51 pm

On the bright side, the jocks or paddies will probably never get it.
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Re: 2026 World Cup - US, Canada & Mexico.

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:56 pm

sendô wrote:On the bright side, the jocks or paddies will probably never get it.


The Bog Irish might, just to spite us after Brexit. The Mick Irish, like us, the scotch & taffs, have no chance.
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Re: 2026 World Cup - US, Canada & Mexico.

Postby Samba on Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:38 pm

So the earliest we could get it would be 2030?
64 years of hurt...
Maybe we should do a joint British/Irish bid?
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Re: 2026 World Cup - US, Canada & Mexico.

Postby sendô on Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:40 pm

Imagine them doing a UK&I one and FIFA going into a tailspin at the thought of 5 home nations, all heading up a group. :D
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Re: 2026 World Cup - US, Canada & Mexico.

Postby Samba on Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:45 pm

sendô wrote:Imagine them doing a UK&I one and FIFA going into a tailspin at the thought of 5 home nations, all heading up a group. :D

Oh yeah, no way they'd allow that to happen!
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Re: 2026 World Cup - US, Canada & Mexico.

Postby Coops on Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:19 pm

DasNutNock wrote:I just think it's so sad that the place where it was invented is likely to only host it once. I'm pretty confident it'll never be held here again.


I don't think I will get to see it in my lifetime.
50 this year so time is running out.
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Re: 2026 World Cup - US, Canada & Mexico.

Postby Samba on Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:17 pm

DasNutNock wrote:I just think it's so sad that the place where it was invented is likely to only host it once. I'm pretty confident it'll never be held here again.

Coops wrote:I don't think I will get to see it in my lifetime. 50 this year so time is running out.

Well, you'll be 62 at the very least..
More probably 78 :shock:
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Re: 2026 World Cup - US, Canada & Mexico.

Postby nt_hammer on Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:35 am

Ridiculous decision to award it to virtually an entire continent!

Japan and Korea worked due to their small size and distance between them didn’t really effect matches, but this is ridiculous. What’s wrong with just one country hosting the event for goodness sake.

Perhaps we should share a bid with our commonwealth friends Australia for the next one :wink:
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Re: 2026 World Cup - US, Canada & Mexico.

Postby SoulCircus on Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:45 am

nt_hammer wrote:Ridiculous decision to award it to virtually an entire continent!

Japan and Korea worked due to their small size and distance between them didn’t really effect matches, but this is ridiculous. What’s wrong with just one country hosting the event for goodness sake.

Perhaps we should share a bid with our commonwealth friends Australia for the next one :wink:


They'll be 48 teams in it by then so the groups will probably be based in a single region to cut down on travelling times. If FIFA have any sense of course...
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