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USA-Mexico-Canada Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup

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6 hours ago, willmorris said:

I think I'm one of the few Americans who would have rather seen the tournament be awarded to Morocco. Let the little guy have it for once.

 

The little guy already has it for the 2022 World Cup though. 

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2 hours ago, Needschat said:

Four hour drive and I have Toronto, Montreal, New Jersey, Boston, and Philadelphia.  

 

No chance Philadelphia gets selected.

 

12 minutes ago, Rockstar Matt said:

 

The little guy already has it for the 2022 World Cup though. 

 

Little in size, but not in stature.  

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5 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Little in size, but not in stature.  

Standing on piles of cash and slaves makes one seem much taller. 

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At this point we should just have a standing “What’s the Deal With Bob Kraft/New England Revolution” topic.

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Ok, so one question I can’t seem to find an answer to. Does this mean that Mexico, the USA, AND Canada all get automatic qualifiers into the World Cup? 

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15 hours ago, rams80 said:

Despite Donald Trump's best efforts, the North America joint bid wins.

 

Pretty sure D.Trump loves his fútbol. Evidence:

 

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5 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

Ok, so one question I can’t seem to find an answer to. Does this mean that Mexico, the USA, AND Canada all get automatic qualifiers into the World Cup? 

 

Don't know yet. They haven't ironed out that wrinkle yet. Probably won't until the next FIFA Congress in June 2019.

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Brazil voted in favor of Morocco and the CBF (brazil football federation) representative now is in fear for a negative backslash about his vote 

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12 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

Ok, so one question I can’t seem to find an answer to. Does this mean that Mexico, the USA, AND Canada all get automatic qualifiers into the World Cup? 

 

Japan and South Korea both got auto bids in 2002, so I'd assume probably, yea -- even though Canada and the US don't deserve to be there.

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A Morocco World Cup would have been pretty cool and at least exciting, and the country is legitimately beautiful  if you manage to avoid food poisoning. Although 48 teams is probably way too big for most non-US or China countries to host by themselves without severely doubling down on stadiums in the same city (another reason why 32 is much better than 48). No one but oligarchs could possibly be excited about a winter World Cup in Qatar, a country whose only appeal is 'a bunch of people here are disgustingly rich, also, you're enjoying slave labor'. Ideally, it would have been USA2022 and Morocco2026

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If all 3 get auto bids I wonder if Mexico & Canada would get to play the majority or if not all of their group matches in their home country?

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Definitely excited to attend hopefully several world cup matches but I'm disappointed that the closest potential games to Wisconsin are Cincy or Kansas City. No Chicago or Minneapolis? Even Detroit?

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The following link downloads FIFA's Bid Evaluation Report for both the United bid and Morocco.

 

The United bid is likely to have the international broadcast center in either Dallas  or Atlanta. Referee to based in Dallas or Houston.

 

https://www.google.com/url?q=https://img.fifa.com/image/upload/ir3g14juxglqbbteevvf.pdf&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwiCkfnYudLbAhVDhlQKHXxvBRwQFggNMAE&usg=AOvVaw16RzR1sVIX1irkZnJ-G4TU

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8 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

Ok, so one question I can’t seem to find an answer to. Does this mean that Mexico, the USA, AND Canada all get automatic qualifiers into the World Cup? 

Unknown now, to be decided in 2019.  Based on precedence from 2002 with Korea and Japan as well as the fact that 2026 will have an expanded field I’d say it’s possible all three are auto.

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11 hours ago, Cujo said:

 

Japan and South Korea both got auto bids in 2002, so I'd assume probably, yea -- even though Canada and the US don't deserve to be there.

The US missed out for the first time since 1986. They've been to a quarterfinal and one a group. They didn't deserve to be there this year but in eight years? Who knows? Russia is the lowest ranked team at this World Cup and Qatar may not even be in the top 100 in four years! I don't think any team deserves to be there, they either are or they aren't. 

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The auto-bid situation is to be decided by CONCACAF with the understanding that the auto-bids will be taken directly out of its available slots.

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51 minutes ago, LMU said:

The auto-bid situation is to be decided by CONCACAF with the understanding that the auto-bids will be taken directly out of its available slots.

This seems the easiest solution, it also means the Hex will last one more time before they have to reconfigure the playoffs for 6.5 slots in 2030. 

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11 hours ago, Cujo said:

 

Japan and South Korea both got auto bids in 2002, so I'd assume probably, yea -- even though Canada and the US don't deserve to be there.

 

We don't deserve to be in this world cup because we didn't qualify. 8 years from now is a different story. We have no idea what will happen, but based on the most recent embarrassment and motivation to avoid a future embarrassment on home soil I can't see the US not overhauling the system to prepare a better team on the field for twenty freaking twenty six. None of the bums in the program now, save for a couple guys like Christian Pulisic will be a part of the program. 

 

I imagine Canada will put more money and work into their program as well. 

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4 minutes ago, McCarthy said:

 

We don't deserve to be in this world cup because we didn't qualify. 8 years from now is a different story. We have no idea what will happen, but based on the most recent embarrassment and motivation to avoid a future embarrassment on home soil I can't see the US not overhauling the system to prepare a better team on the field for twenty freaking twenty six. None of the bums in the program now, save for a couple guys like Christian Pulisic will be a part of the program. 

 

I imagine Canada will put more money and work into their program as well. 

The commitment to the Canadian Premier League will help Canada catch up a bit. I think by 2025 we will see more money coming into MLS and the USL as well which could up the capabilities of American and CONCACAF nations as well. They'll still get the random "retiree" from Europe but US Soccer will probably want to come up with a way to get U23 players meaningful games, either in MLS or in Europe. 

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It is always a bit stunning to me how little playing time goes to young Americans in MLS. I don't think it's the league's job to fix the USMNT, but it's interesting how MLS stat leaderboards are always mostly foreign players, and the only Americans are aging and/or USMNT washouts.

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