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    6X ST MVP Spurtacular's Avatar
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    We're about to find out if the 2026 World Cup is going to go to USA/Canada/Mexico (United Bid) or Morocco.

    * It's about $15 billion in revenue and most the infrastructure in place vs. $5 billion in revenue and most the infrastructure not in place. Voting nations stand to make about $50 million more each if US is picked.

    * 2026 WC will be the first to feature 48 teams.

    * United Bid would mean 60 games in US and 10 each in Canada and Mexico. All games from quarterfinals on would be in the US. Dallas/Atlanta to host semis and NJ (new Metlife Stadium) to host the final. 17 proposed US sites to be cut to 10 if bid is accepted.

    * 207 of 211 member nations voting. Four having bids are ineligible to vote.

    * 1994 WC in US still owns the record for ticket sale revenues and even triple 2014 Brazil.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/united-2026...181513264.html

    https://sports.yahoo.com/optimistic-...163120031.html

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    65 tons of American pride Canyonero's Avatar
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    Did USA threaten with another FIFA Gate?

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    It's gonna be north murica tbh

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    Was it really only between North America and Morocco? Who the wants a world cup in ing Morocco tbh?

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    Was it really only between North America and Morocco? Who the wants a world cup in ing Morocco tbh?
    You should get out of Texas some day rbh

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    Was it really only between North America and Morocco? Who the wants a world cup in ing Morocco tbh?
    Yeah its dumb

    I like the idea of multi country but so tired of it being in eurotrash or north redneckland

    But then again the south has no money

    So tired of same scenarios and same teams in WC

    Getting boring at this point

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    Canada is gonna play in a WC

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    Winner in a losers circle 140's Avatar
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    You should get out of Texas some day rbh
    I've been to Morocco tbh

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    I've been to Morocco tbh
    You didn't like it because McDonald's was hard to find?

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    You didn't like it because McDonald's was hard to find?
    Not murican son, c'mon

    And it was cool, got nothing against it tbh, but no way I'd pick it for a world cup tbh

    Edit: I'd pick it over ing Qatar though

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    🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 ElNono's Avatar
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    48 teams, ugh, super sized World Cup...

    Maybe even Algeria will make it now... what a snooze fest

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    Not murican son, c'mon

    And it was cool, got nothing against it tbh, but no way I'd pick it for a world cup tbh

    Edit: I'd pick it over ing Qatar though
    Damn I forgot you were Brazilian tbh

    that 82 squad tho

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    We've got a job to do. Darth_Pelican's Avatar
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    Damn I forgot you were Brazilian tbh

    that 82 squad tho
    Fav squad ever tbh

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    Also really hoping 2030 goes to Uru-Arg-Par tbh, would be great. off China and Engloland

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    Morocco is as bad a selection as qatar tbqh. No scratch that, even morocco is a better selection that qatar by a lot


    Qatar omg what a joke of a wc that will be

    Smh

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    Morocco is as bad a selection as qatar tbqh. No scratch that, even morocco is a better selection that qatar by a lot


    Qatar omg what a joke of a wc that will be

    Smh
    Qatar is the size of NY city and is in a political dissaray with its neighbours

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    6X ST MVP Spurtacular's Avatar
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    Was it really only between North America and Morocco? Who the wants a world cup in ing Morocco tbh?
    There were four; but apparently those were the front runners by a large margin. I didn't even see who the other two were.

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    48 teams, ugh, super sized World Cup...

    Maybe even Algeria will make it now... what a snooze fest
    Algeria has been a good team at the WC in the modern era, tbh.

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    It's official, btw.

    http://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-worl...co-and-the-usa

    MOSCOW -- In the end, the United States-led bid to bring the 2026 World Cup to North America won the tournament's hosting rights by a landslide over Morocco, 134-65, at Wednesday's FIFA Congress.
    However, as recently as a few months ago, there was a feeling that the sides were much closer, with some even believing Morocco had the edge. So how did the North American federations pull off such a resounding victory?
    Also important is the legacy of a shared-hosting bid, which could open up possibilities for other regions -- perhaps even a North Africa bid including Morocco? -- to make a more reasonable case to host the world's biggest sporting event in the future.
    Geopolitics was seen as a potential wild card, particularly given the inflammatory nature of some of President Donald Trump's policies and comments with regard to foreign countries, but it turned out to be less of a factor than most thought.
    Russia, which had previously stated its support for Morocco, changed its mind and voted for the United bid; Venezuela, which is on the travel ban list created by the Trump administration, did the same. By contrast, North Korea, which earlier this week participated in a historic summit with President Trump and U.S. government officials, voted for Morocco.
    Ultimately, Cordeiro said, this "wasn't a United Nations vote." It was about soccer and each voter cast a ballot based on what would be best for his or her own federation. That reality was in stark contrast to the 2010 bid vote, when two dozen FIFA executives awarded the 2022 tournament to Qatar (and not the United States), in an election that was later shown to be rife with corruption.

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    The six Canadian and Mexican locations are locked in. Seven US cities will not be selected. Speculation is that Dallas and Atlanta are the venues for the semis and NY/NJ is the venue for the finals. I wonder what factors would lead the seven to get axed? Hard to imagine LA not being selected for instance. And do they want two Florida / California sites for better weather? Do they try not to touch the Midwest sites to reach a broader base of fans? Seattle has a huge fan base (maybe the biggest), so it's hard to see it getting cut. What factor does east coast money play in it? I don't know, tbh.

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    Pretty sure we'll have the games here in Montreal

    In b4 France gets to play here because clichés

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    Portland is one of the biggest soccer craze area in the states. Such a shame they're not considered.

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    Portland is one of the biggest soccer craze area in the states. Such a shame they're not considered.
    Their supporters would make the drive or flight to Seattle or SF.

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    6X ST MVP Spurtacular's Avatar
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    Was it really only between North America and Morocco? Who the wants a world cup in ing Morocco tbh?
    https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/06/13...voting-results

    Morocco (65)

    Albania
    Algeria
    Angola
    Belarus
    Belgium
    Brazil
    Brunei
    Burkina Faso
    Burundi
    Cameroon
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    China
    Comoros
    Democratic Republic of Congo
    Djibouti
    Egypt
    Equatorial Guinea
    Eritrea
    Estonia
    Ethiopia
    France
    Gabon
    Gambia
    Guinea-Bissau
    Italy
    Ivory Coast Kazakhstan
    Kenya
    Libya
    Luxembourg
    Macau
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Mali
    Mauritania
    Mauritius
    Netherlands
    Niger
    Nigeria
    North Korea
    Oman
    Palestine
    Qatar
    Republic of Congo
    Rwanda
    Senegal
    Serbia
    Seyc es
    Slovakia
    Somalia
    South Sudan
    Sudan
    Swaziland
    Syria
    São Tomé and Príncipe
    Taiwan
    Tajikistan
    Tanzania
    Togo
    Tunisia
    Turkey
    Uganda
    Yemen
    Zambia

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