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MSantoine
Post #1
Thursday October 10, 2013 4:57pm

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So first Sunai and USA come out and say that until FIFA changes their bidding process and is more transparent they wont bid again (ie if FIFA deceides it wants to bring the world cup to a new country thats fine but come out and say it). Then today Canada says they will bid on the 2026 WC. If Canada gets it (and with no Asian, SA, or Euro team eligible theyd have to be front runners) then the earliest we could even bid is 2038. So by screwing us out of 2022 for Qatar its pretty much kept the world cup out of USA for another 25 years. Kind of depressing

skangles
DC
Post #2
Thursday October 10, 2013 6:20pm

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Canada is close enough.

snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #3
Thursday October 10, 2013 6:20pm

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Ok Sunai, lets not pout we got screwed and go make it happen for the next one. Canada hosting would be pretty cool.
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MSantoine
Post #4
Thursday October 10, 2013 6:52pm

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Original post from snipes87

Ok Sunai, lets not pout we got screwed and go make it happen for the next one. Canada hosting would be pretty cool.


One potential downside is if Canada takes an automatic spot there may only be 2 auto spots left for CONCACAF. Would be that much harder to qualify.

Although by then the world cup may have 48 teams so who really knows

kicksNgiggles10
Birmingham
Post #5
Thursday October 10, 2013 7:19pm

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Title is a bit harsh yeah? I could do with Canada. No reason would shouldn't qualify with those 2 other spots. It's close. Would be a fun trip.
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Post #6
Thursday October 10, 2013 7:41pm

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Original post from MSantoine

One potential downside is if Canada takes an automatic spot there may only be 2 auto spots left for CONCACAF. Would be that much harder to qualify.

Although by then the world cup may have 48 teams so who really knows


Concacaf would get an extra spot.. Any region that hostess it stays the same they just get 1 extra automatic. So there could potentially be 5 concacaf teams if canada gets awarded..

skangles
DC
Post #7
Thursday October 10, 2013 9:26pm

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I see a lot of positives of Canada hosting. In a way its a lot like the US in 94 except they already have 3 well established teams playing at a high level (ok two but the Toronto fans will come back when their team stops being run like a complete joke).

On paper the Canadian team appears to be a team that could compete for a WC spot but they never even make the hex. Hosting the WC could be the shot in the arm they need to be competitive. Theres no doubt that a Canadian WC would be successful financially and some badass stadiums would be built which could lead to further MLS expansion (Im envisioning a Canadian division).

The question is what cities would host?

The first four are obvious for their support of the sport already

1) Vancouver
2) Toronto
3) Montreal
4) Edmonton

Then there are the next tier of cities

5) Ottawa (capital)
6) Calgary
7) Winnipeg
8) Quebec City

The last two are tough I would guess

9) Halifax
10) Hamilton or London (London could link up with Detroit's amenities which would be awesome) also I would love to see Seattle as the last city as the Seattle-Vancouver corridor would be out of control but that's not feasible without a joint bid.


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