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      HUYTON RED
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      World Cup 2026 Bid
      Jun 13, 2018 11:51:39 am
      Voting currently underway with FIFA in Moscow to see whether Morocco or joint Canada, USA, Mexico bid to host the World Cup in 2026

      And the winner is...... Canada, USA, Mexico!!
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      Re: World Cup 2026 Bid
      Reply #1: Jun 13, 2018 01:38:55 pm
      SO do all three countries get a pass into the finals?
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      Reply #2: Jun 13, 2018 02:42:35 pm
      SO do all three countries get a pass into the finals?

      I think so. I believe that WC is going to have like 48 teams, or something crazy like that, so probably won't have much of an impact having those 3 in the final stage, Mexico and USA are usually in the WC anyway.
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      Reply #3: Jun 13, 2018 03:14:14 pm
      It's awesome the NA bid won for the 2026 world cup. I believe most of the games will be in the US so look forward to seeing a few games. My kids will be 11 and 14 so they'd be old enough to enjoy the experience.
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      Reply #4: Jun 13, 2018 03:17:06 pm
      Yup, 60 of 80 games on US soil, including all matches from the quarterfinals onward, with the finals at Metlife Stadium in NJ, only a couple hours from me  ;D
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      Reply #5: Jun 13, 2018 04:05:20 pm
      Yup, 60 of 80 games on US soil, including all matches from the quarterfinals onward, with the finals at Metlife Stadium in NJ, only a couple hours from me  ;D

      Hope Mexico have a few games at and get to do up the Azteca Stadium.

      Always looks absolutely majestic when you watch the old World Cup films from 1970 and 1986.
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      Reply #6: Jun 13, 2018 04:18:29 pm
      Hope Mexico have a few games at and get to do up the Azteca Stadium.

      Always looks absolutely majestic when you watch the old World Cup films from 1970 and 1986.

      Current breakdown per the article i read is 60 games in US, 10 in Mexico and 10 in Canada. Given the history of the Azteca it's a guarantee it will be awarded a bunch of the 10 games to be played in Mexico.
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      Reply #7: Jun 13, 2018 04:45:22 pm
      Hahaha this tweet made me laugh, has got me scratching my head what the f**k he's shouting the loon!!

      https://twitter.com/AwayDaysVideos/status/1006886747861606401
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      Reply #8: Jun 13, 2018 05:21:36 pm
      Happy to see Canada get in on the World Cup, only real way for us to qualify for it haha. I am looking forward to taking in a few of the games in Toronto and Montreal.
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      Re: World Cup 2026 Bid
      Reply #9: Jun 13, 2018 05:25:49 pm
      SO do all three countries get a pass into the finals?

      They haven't decided yet apparently. Mexico and US "shouldn't" need auto bids (well who knows about the Americans) but Canada I would think will get one possibly because they won't qualify otherwise.
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      Reply #10: Jun 13, 2018 05:55:41 pm
      They haven't decided yet apparently. Mexico and US "shouldn't" need auto bids (well who knows about the Americans) but Canada I would think will get one possibly because they won't qualify otherwise.

      Unless they're changing the rules again, the hosts usually qualify automatically, plus aren't they including more teams from the next World Cup, so can't see it being a problem including Mexico, Canada and the US.
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      Reply #11: Jun 13, 2018 06:46:10 pm
      Unless they're changing the rules again, the hosts usually qualify automatically, plus aren't they including more teams from the next World Cup, so can't see it being a problem including Mexico, Canada and the US.

      Yea the hosts qualify, but wasn't sure if we've had a multi-host deal before, so what I'd read was that they weren't sure how they were going to handle it.

      They are bumping up the number of teams though so maybe it takes care of itself.
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      Reply #12: Jun 13, 2018 06:59:26 pm
      Yea the hosts qualify, but wasn't sure if we've had a multi-host deal before, so what I'd read was that they weren't sure how they were going to handle it.

      They are bumping up the number of teams though so maybe it takes care of itself.

      Yeah both Japan & South Korea automatically qualified as hosts back in 2002 and as said I know they changed it so the holders have to qualify, but don't remember any change in the rule by FIFA that the hosts don't have to qualify.
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      Reply #13: Jun 22, 2018 09:21:08 pm
      Im absolutely flying about this. I'm  already making plans to follow and travel with the "Outlaws".  Maybe even catch an Ireland match. I went to the Irish/Italy match at the Meadowlands in 94' and it was amazing. The Irish contingent was insane. So were the Italians. The pre match parties in the lot were fantastic. The 2 biggest nationality groups in NY/NJ are Irish and Italian so it was a big deal. The Irish won and I watched Roberto Baggio in the World Cup.
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      Reply #14: Jun 23, 2018 12:06:48 pm
      Im absolutely flying about this. I'm  already making plans to follow and travel with the "Outlaws".  Maybe even catch an Ireland match. I went to the Irish/Italy match at the Meadowlands in 94' and it was amazing. The Irish contingent was insane. So were the Italians. The pre match parties in the lot were fantastic. The 2 biggest nationality groups in NY/NJ are Irish and Italian so it was a big deal. The Irish won and I watched Roberto Baggio in the World Cup.

      We need to qualify first mate :D
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      Re: World Cup 2026 Bid
      Reply #15: Jun 26, 2018 01:02:47 pm
      I think so. I believe that WC is going to have like 48 teams

      They've totally gone about the 48 team format wrong.  16 groups of 3 is a bad idea because you will have a team not playing for the first 10 days or so of the tournament, probably even more.  I'd say they are already at a significant disadvantage.

      Should have had 12 groups of 4 and allowed the 8 highest ranked 3rd placed sides into a last 32 knockout.

      16 teams going the World Cup to play just two games?  More massive expense for the fans IMO.
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      Reply #16: Jul 06, 2018 12:43:29 pm

      With a 48 team bracket, i hope that wont be an issue.
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      Re: World Cup 2026 Bid
      Reply #17: Jul 06, 2018 12:47:48 pm
      With a 48 team bracket, i hope that wont be an issue.
      Watching Scotland v USA would be a good world cup match in 2026.
      Not sure who I would back.
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      Re: World Cup 2026 Bid
      Reply #18: Jul 06, 2018 12:55:12 pm
      Should have had 12 groups of 4 and allowed the 8 highest ranked 3rd placed sides into a last 32 knockout.
      I get that it is not the best, but highest ranked teams is a flawed thing.
      Imagine goal difference against easier teams getting teams through.
      They should have had 64 teams instead of 48.
      It's just one more game if last 32 will be the first knockout game, instead of last 16
      Just have more games on during group phase, 6 a day instead of 3.
      « Last Edit: Jul 06, 2018 01:06:11 pm by Ribapuru »
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      Re: World Cup 2026 Bid
      Reply #19: Jul 07, 2018 02:10:37 pm
      I get that it is not the best, but highest ranked teams is a flawed thing.
      Imagine goal difference against easier teams getting teams through.
      They should have had 64 teams instead of 48.
      It's just one more game if last 32 will be the first knockout game, instead of last 16
      Just have more games on during group phase, 6 a day instead of 3.

      A 64 team World Cup, have you lost the plot :D
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      Reply #20: Jul 10, 2018 09:12:11 am
      Wasn't this one the Qatar world cup?  ???
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      Re: World Cup 2026 Bid
      Reply #21: Jul 10, 2018 09:15:59 am
      Wasn't this one the Qatar world cup?  ???

      No that's the next one

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