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North America Wins the 2026 World Cup Bid
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U.S., Canada and Mexico win right to host 2026 World Cup

For the first time in 32 years, the men’s World Cup is coming back to North America.

FIFA’s 200-plus member associations gathered in Moscow on Wednesday and voted to award 2026 World Cup hosting rights to the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Barring changes to the North American proposal, 60 of 80 games will be in the United States, with 10 apiece in Canada and Mexico. Those 60 include every game from the quarterfinals onward.

Canada and Mexico have proposed three host cities each: Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton will stage games north of the U.S. border, while Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey will be match sites down south.

The U.S. must cut a list of 17 cities down to 10 over the coming years. It has proposed the Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) for the opener; Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta) and AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Tex.) for semifinals; and MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.) for the final.

The other U.S. cities in the running are Baltimore, Boston (Foxborough, Mass.), Cincinnati, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco (Santa Clara, Calif.) and Seattle and Washington, D.C. The favorites among them would likely be Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Miami, Seattle and Houston.


I know a lot of you don't like soccer, but this is still awesome news.






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8 years is far away


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we gonna qualify for this by then or nah?


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we gonna qualify for this by then or nah?


You gotta hope that by that time Pusilic is one of the best players in the world.

Regardless, we get an instant bid as a host country.
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we gonna qualify for this by then or nah?

Pretty sure the home country gets an auto qualification.


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Seattle

are they going to play games on turf? that would be fun


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The hosts automatically qualify for the World Cup.


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getting in on a technicality


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Morocco didn't stand a chance, if there was any common sense at all about the selection.

How many stadiums does Morocco have? Infrastructure? Really nasty problems in neighboring countries?


hehateme2285
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Regardless, we get an instant bid as a host country.


Joint hosts though. So do we get it since we host more games? Or since it's being expanded to 48 teams, do all 3 get a bid?
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World Cup at NRG? I'm there!



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hehateme2285
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Morocco didn't stand a chance, if there was any common sense at all about the selection.

How many stadiums does Morocco have? Infrastructure? Really nasty problems in neighboring countries?



None of the above really matters. Qatar hosts in 2022. Just have to have support of the right people. They changed the process after all the bribery though.


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I'm going where the Brazilian bitches at


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qatar is like, the wealthiest country in the world on a per capita basis. they should be able to put an event on like this without a hiccup. they just dont care about human rights


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Morocco didn't stand a chance, if there was any common sense at all about the selection.

How many stadiums does Morocco have? Infrastructure? Really nasty problems in neighboring countries?

None of that matters. All that matters is that Morocco doesnt have as much money as some of the “candidates” that went before it


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Soccer board


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RedPop4
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are they going to play games on turf? that would be fun


No. FIFA rules stipulate natural grass. Venues without natural grass will have it brought in, no biggie. They brought grass into the Pontiac Silverdome in 1994 and had no trouble.


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Mr Personality
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they just dont care about human rights


I mean deep down who really does.


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they should be able to put an event on like this without a hiccup.


They killed roughly 4,000 slaves building the stadiums for 2022.


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