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navi8132
New York
Post #1
Wednesday June 13, 2018 5:21am

Joined Jul 2012
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Tomorrow we will know if 2026 WC will be coming to North America!

db707
Post #2
Wednesday June 13, 2018 11:53am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 535
Well, we qualified for 2026.

skangles
DC
Post #3
Wednesday June 13, 2018 12:24pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,368
Finally some good news!

Too bad the Redskins' lease at Fedex Field runs through 2027, it would have been great to have a new stadium in a proper location in tine for the World Cup. I think that Fedex Field will still be a contender but honestly Baltimore is a much better option.

db707
Post #4
Wednesday June 13, 2018 1:11pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 535
China's probably getting 2034, 2030 neither active bid (Uruguay/Argentina/Paraguay or England) really does much for me. Would prefer if Morocco connected with Spain and/or Portugal for 2030 but I know that's not likely.

skangles
DC
Post #5
Wednesday June 13, 2018 1:41pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,368
I am all in on Uruguay being a co-host in 2030, it's the World Cup Centenario and I like the idea of the original host serving as host once again.

db707
Post #6
Wednesday June 13, 2018 3:15pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 535
What cities do we think get cut from the 2026 bid final list of venues? They need to cut 7 if I understand correctly, and they'd all be from the U.S. Boston/Foxboro comes to mind first, even in 1994 when the stadium was in the same basic location we refused to go all the way out there, went to Giants Stadium games instead. Traffic is often a mess there. I'd also cut Baltimore, Philadelphia, Nashville, Orlando, Kansas City, Cincinnati. I know that leaves a big gap on the map in terms of where games will be played, but I just can't see cutting the other cities/stadiums unless we have to or they drop out (like Chicago did).

dunlopp9987
Post #7
Wednesday June 13, 2018 4:31pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,629
ESPN's thoughts on which cities will host

http://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup/4/b...
COYB!!
db707
Post #8
Wednesday June 13, 2018 4:43pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 535
Thanks, dunlopp. Maybe it's the anti-Boston in me talking, but I just don't see what Foxboro offers if we have to choose 10. Horrible location, not anywhere near the city of Boston. I'm also a bit of a former Denver resident homer, their best chance I think is in the fact that Guadalajara and Mexico City are also at altitude. Gives them a leg up over Kansas City I feel.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #9
Wednesday June 13, 2018 9:59pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,588
And there goes my cheering on Brazil at this World Cup. Let's go Argentina! Let's go Messi!

France, Belgium, Brazil all voted against the United bid. I will now be cheering on, Germany, England, Peru, Argentina, Colombia as my teams to hopefully go deep in this tournament. And you know what I might cheer for Russia now as well. Who also backed the United bid.

db707
Post #10
Wednesday June 13, 2018 11:38pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 535
Here's the full list of who voted for us and who voted for Morocco. We would have won in a landslide anyway but got 11 defections from the African bloc. Interesting to me in those who voted for us are Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three countries affected by Ebola when Morocco was supposed to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and asked that it be postponed due to Ebola fears, then ended up getting it stripped from them.
https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/06/13/world-cu...


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