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World Cup 2026: Canada, US & Mexico joint bid wins right to host tournament

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 10:00
by DPatel304
The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico after their joint bid beat Morocco's proposal to host it.

The 'United 2026' bid was selected by Fifa member nations, winning 134 votes compared to 65 for Morocco.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44464913

This is awesome news in general and, in addition, while nothing has been confirmed, it's almost guaranteed that Dallas will absolutely host one of these games.

Re: World Cup 2026: Canada, US & Mexico joint bid wins right to host tournament

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 10:14
by exelone31
So happy the joint big won out over Morocco. I was very scared we'd get "Qatar'ed" all over again.

I believe Dallas was also in play for several of the ancillary hosting jobs as well (media center, etc), so that's great news overall.

Plus, guaranteed participation by the US Men's National Team!

Re: World Cup 2026: Canada, US & Mexico joint bid wins right to host tournament

Posted: 23 Jul 2020 16:46
by CTroyMathis

Re: World Cup 2026: Canada, US & Mexico joint bid wins right to host tournament

Posted: 24 Jul 2020 09:05
by exelone31
I really hope that Dallas is chosen as one of the premier host cities, even for the World Cup Final. Nobody will confuse the DFW area for a "Soccer Town", but there are tons of great things going for it:
- National Soccer Hall of Fame
- Tons of training facilities (Frisco, Moneygram, etc)
- JerryWorld
- The Cotton Bowl (I doubt they would host a game there, but my wishful thinking is that by 2026, the future vision of Fair Park will have been implemented and turned it into a popular year-round destination)
- Central location for travel throughout the country
- "World Class" Bridges? hahah jk