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USA-Mexico-Canada Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup

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On 4/11/2017 at 2:02 PM, Brian in Boston said:

 

 

 

 



In October of last year, FIFA unveiled bidding and hosting guidelines which stipulated that member-nations from the host confederations of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups - the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), respectively - would be ineligible to host the 2026 World Cup tournament.

The Australia Football Federation and Football Federation of Kazakhstan both belong to the AFC. The Football Association in England, the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan, and the Turkish Football Federation are all members of UEFA. As such, under FIFA's new guidelines, the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, New Zealand and Morocco are the only nations on the Wikipedia list that can bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

A member-nation of the AFC or UEFA will only be considered to host the 2026 World Cup if no bid from a member-nation of the Confederation of African Football, the South American Football Confederation, the Oceania Football Confederation, or CONCACAF is found to meet FIFA requirements.     
  

 

FIFA also had the rule of each confederation getting the chance to host the World Cup until 2020, only to detonate it when only South Africa and Brazil placed bids for the World Cups that they won. Had that rule been in place through the entire cycle, the US would probably be getting ready for next year's World Cup instead of Russia. Since the number of teams changed, they probably changed the rules right after to allow any country that could handle 80 games in 30 days to place their bids. I haven't heard that it's been made official though.

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On ‎4‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 3:02 PM, Brian in Boston said:

 

 

 

 



In October of last year, FIFA unveiled bidding and hosting guidelines which stipulated that member-nations from the host confederations of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups - the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), respectively - would be ineligible to host the 2026 World Cup tournament.

The Australia Football Federation and Football Federation of Kazakhstan both belong to the AFC. The Football Association in England, the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan, and the Turkish Football Federation are all members of UEFA. As such, under FIFA's new guidelines, the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, New Zealand and Morocco are the only nations on the Wikipedia list that can bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

A member-nation of the AFC or UEFA will only be considered to host the 2026 World Cup if no bid from a member-nation of the Confederation of African Football, the South American Football Confederation, the Oceania Football Confederation, or CONCACAF is found to meet FIFA requirements.     
  

 

That's right, they don't let the previous two federations bid...

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56 minutes ago, MJWalker45 said:

Since the number of teams changed, they probably changed the rules right after to allow any country that could handle 80 games in 30 days to place their bids. I haven't heard that it's been made official though.

 

The FIFA Council came to its unanimous decision to expand the World Cup tournament field to 48 teams in January of this year. As recently as last month, The Guardian was reporting that European and Asian nations were still "excluded from the bidding (for World Cup 2026) following the selection of Russia and Qatar in 2018 and 2022 respectively."

If FIFA has changed its stand on UEFA and AFC member-nations being excluded from hosting the 2026 World Cup unless no bid from a member-nation of the Confederation of African Football, the South American Football Confederation, the Oceania Football Confederation, or CONCACAF is found to meet FIFA requirements, then they've certainly managed to keep that decision under wraps.  

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The only one I'd be worried about is Australia/New Zealand  only because they'd be forced to build multiple stadiums which is what FIFA likes as much as more money. The best attended tournament is still USA94. That was a 24 team tournament.  This could possibly triple that with the right teamsand venues.

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1 hour ago, MJWalker45 said:

FIFA also had the rule of each confederation getting the chance to host the World Cup until 2020, only to detonate it when only South Africa and Brazil placed bids for the World Cups that they won. Had that rule been in place through the entire cycle, the US would probably be getting ready for next year's World Cup instead of Russia. Since the number of teams changed, they probably changed the rules right after to allow any country that could handle 80 games in 30 days to place their bids. I haven't heard that it's been made official though.

For 2010, Morocco also bid and reportedly had the votes to winbefore Jack Warner took $10M in bribes.

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