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Old 04-10-2017, 09:29 AM   #61
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I'm pretty sure Europe and Asia are straight up not allowed to bid for 2026, so Spain-Portugal-Morocco won't work. Unless there's a surprise Africa or South America bid, it would seem the North America bid is the heavy favorite. To me the only countries now who can solo host a 48 team World Cup are US, England, Germany and maybe France or Italy, plus China if they wanna throw money at it. Joint bids will likely be the future of the World Cup
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Old 04-10-2017, 09:34 AM   #62
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europe would be, there is no rule that says you can't have world cups in 8 years. France 98 and Germany 06 being the most recent. And Europe is so vast, Spain and Russia are almost different worlds.

2030 is going to Chile-Argentina-Uruguay for sure so south america is staying out of this one. World Cup Centenary
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So breakdown would be 60 games in the US, and 10 each in Canada and Mexico, and everything from the quarters onwards would be US only. So basically the US is letting us tag along to reduce some of the cost of hosting. This is not worth being in without auto qualifying.
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:32 PM   #64
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Honestly, I'm okay with Canada getting only 10 games in this tournament. A solo bid was never going to happen. Anyone thinking that the taxpaying public would want to throw billions of dollars into white elephant stadiums for an event held by a corrupt organization like FIFA is kidding themselves.

Now if this bid came with a few dozen indoor full sized FIFA pitches, I can definitely get on board. That's the real infrastructure required for the game in this country.

As for venues, I think BC Place is perfectly suitable with natural grass, and Commonwealth can get an upgrade and natural grass as well. Throw in an expanded and further renovated BMO and/or Saputo and there you have it.
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And Europe is so vast, Spain and Russia are almost different worlds.
Almost as if they're on separate continents.
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Forgetting that the Europe/Asia separation is a human construct and the boundary is completely arbitrary, all the cities for WC 2018 are in Europe except one on the "border".
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