United States, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

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    Eboue nasty little twerp with crazy bitter-man opinions Scouse Lover

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    great decision. to all the people whining about this, why dont you focus on building up your footballing tradition instead of just typing on the internet
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    Giggs86 Full Member

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    Football’s coming home :drool:

    Shame that Chicago opted-out, what a joke of a city. Nevertheless, it would be great to take a few weeks off and do a WC road trip over the US.
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    InLevyITrust Full Member

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    Id say you will see a massive price hike come the WC, its just not my idea of fun flying all over the place, there is customs checks in traveling between all the countries am I right?

    Anyway they will never get a free kick over the wall in Mexico :rolleyes:.
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    Raoul Admin Staff

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    Yes there will be but that's merely an extra 10 minutes. Not a big deal for anyone who takes the time and money to follow their team of choice around.
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    utdalltheway Sexy Beast

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    This. Didn’t attend in person but on the telly they were annoying as hell.
    Even Hitler wasn’t a fan!

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    InLevyITrust Full Member

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    In normal circumstances, like I said time will tell, there will be a massive influx of people daily through the air ports, 10s of thousands more.
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    utdalltheway Sexy Beast

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    Delighted with this news. The fact that there‘ll be a record sized WC will probably allow all 3 hosts to auto qualify.
    Didn’t both S Korea and Japan get the same when they hosted?
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    Arbitrium Supposed to be taking a year off

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    Stupid decision by the BC government to deny Vancouver the chance to host a few games.
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    Raoul Admin Staff

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    They can simply cross the border into Seattle.
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    Arbitrium Supposed to be taking a year off

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    It’s not the same. BC place is in a perfect location, 10 min walk from a village that was built for the winter Olympic athletes in 2010.

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    Brett Harding New Member

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    Why should Canada be left off? They have hosted several FIFA tournaments in the past that have been a huge success and you can make the argument that the football culture in Toronto & Montreal is bigger than any of the cities in the USA because of the diversity that is there. I have been to Toronto during the 2014 World Cup and the atmosphere was absolutely buzzing because you can find fans from any nation in that city that are huge football fans.
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    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    Loved WC 94 and the final was a top notch emotional ride. More of that in 2026, please.
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    Raoul Admin Staff

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    That's what happens when its distributed among 3 countries. Its hard to then make the case for two cities so close to one another both hosting matches since venues need to be distributed in Mexico and the US as well.
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    Arbitrium Supposed to be taking a year off

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    Yeah hopefully the Seattle fans will get right behind it if there are big games at century link.
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    Just to clarify, since CONCACAF gets 3 places at the World Cup, if 3 teams qualify automatically does that mean there would be 6 places now? US, Mexico, Canada plus 3?
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Could obviously pay a massive backhander between them. We should just team up with France, Spain and Germany next chance.
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    harshad Play the odds, not the man - Poor man's Harvey Scout

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    Arbitrium Supposed to be taking a year off

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    8 years until this happens. 8 is also what you get when you do 7+1
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    peridigm Full Member

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    Does that mean all 3 countries automatically qualify? Surely not.
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    Wait what? The cities are already decided :eek:
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    Why not? Especially if it is a 64 team WC
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    All players will have their luggage searched for illegal migrants when coming back from Mexico. Unless there could be a way found to build walls in the air before 2026.
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    Come to Atlanta and watch a match and let then speak about having no footy culture.
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    Don't really see why you would host it in 3 countries. Don't think that's ever been done before. It's a massive landmass, travel will be tiresome. But whatever...
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    Spoony The People's President

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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    He was ordering the bricks for that wall as the announcement was being made.
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    Florida Man Cartoon expert and crap superhero

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    Every American city that could potential host it most definitely has a footballing culture. Don't underestimate the culture just because American Outlaws have shit chants.
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    As for the haughty condemnation of U.S. football culture by some of you lot, I will be interested in how they feel about the historically famous football culture of Russia in a few days, and of course the Qataris in 4 years.
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    Seems Canada and Mexico are only included for a gimmick, specially Mexico. In reality is only going to be held in the USA and Mexico and Canada are going to only host like 10 random group stage games. So this was strategy by USA just to win the candidature using a country like Mexico with more football tradition and appeal.
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    I thoroughly enjoyed '94 for a number of reasons: Norway being there, the shiny head of Letchkov eliminating Germany, Hagi's Romania beating Argentina, Brazil finally winning it again, etc. Most of the USA was indifferent to the tournament back then, but I think this one will be something else. From what I've seen in the past few years, quite a few MLS stadiums have a better atmosphere than most English matches, OT included (very sad, but that's the way things have evolved over here).
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    To be honest, my issue is three large countries hosting it seems pointless and adds to logistical complexities. Imagine a WC hosted by France, Germany and Italy. Just seems a bit daft personally.

    If it was just Canada hosting it who have never hosted it before, I don't think anyone would be bothered, despite them being a shit team.

    Quatar hosting the WC received a load of press and is still talked about now.
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    Guessing you've never met any Raptor fans then
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    VancouverUtdFan Banned

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    VanCity backed out from the bidding not too long ago :mad::(
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    It was pretty good to be honest.
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    0161_UNITED Full Member

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    Nonsense. Just watch the “logistical complexities” in Russia, or ask the Scousers who missed Karius’ glory about logistics. USA, Mexico, Canada means longer flights- not “ logistical complexities” like missing a bloody match.
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    Carolina Red Moderator Staff

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    I’m so freakin happy about this.

    Can’t wait to see who they’re gonna have playing in Atlanta.

    Now I just have to make sure I don’t kick the bucket before then.