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2026 World Cup (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Other OSU and Professional Sports' started by ScriptOhio, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    2026 World Cup coming to U.S., Mexico, Canada as joint bid wins vote

    The United States might not be participating in the World Cup, but it pulled off a historic victory in Russia all the same: The globe's biggest sporting event is returning to the U.S.

    In a long-anticipated vote on Wednesday, the joint bid of the U.S., Mexico and Canada defeated Morocco, its only challenger, as 200 national soccer federations cast their ballots to cap FIFA's annual Congress.

    The three-nation bid captured 134 votes, with Morocco earning 65 from the panel and only Iran choosing neither option. Cuba, Slovenia and Spain (whose delegation was in Krasnodar, Russia, handling its coaching situation) abstained.

    "This is an incredible, and incredibly important, moment for soccer in North America and beyond," said Carlos Cordeiro, the president of U.S. Soccer.

    The 2026 tournament will feature an expanded field of 48 teams -- the current field has 32 -- and will mark the first time in FIFA's history that a three-nation bid has been awarded the showpiece event.

    The joint bid's plans call for 60 of the 80 games to be played in the United States -- including all matches from the quarterfinals onward -- while Canada and Mexico host 10 apiece. The final is expected to be played at MetLife Stadium, just outside New York.

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    FIFA president Gianni Infantino, right, congratulates the presidents of the three United bid federations.

    The tournament will be the first World Cup in the United States since 1994, and bid organizers frequently highlighted the importance of hosting a World Cup as a way to mark and push the expansion of the sport in the U.S.

    Entire article: http://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup/story/3522327/2026-world-cup-us-mexico-canada-joint-bid-wins-fifa-hosting-vote
     
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

  3. OSU_D/

    OSU_D/ Intense Hater of Big Nut, Buck I Guy & Buckeye Man

    This is how all FIFA and Olympics should be operated: multiple countries and use of existing facilities. It's insane and a gross misuse of funds for counties to build structures that go unused when they have better societal things to fund than 10 stadiums.
     
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  4. AKAK

    AKAK Pistol packing, monkey drinking, no money bum. Staff Member Bookie

    Who the fuck voted for Morocco?
     
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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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    and best of all, we're in!!!







    According to a ticker on the news, so are Canada and Mexico.
     

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