OT: FIFA World Cup 2018

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  1. LeHab

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    Two more days until what many consider to be the biggest sporting event begins in Russia:



    Also only hours before 2026 host is voted & announced. TSN will start coverage at 6am ET

    USA's joint 2026 World Cup bid braces for decision day

    Even only 10 games in Canada would be epic.
     
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    Also tomorrow, we will find out if Canada/US/Mexico or Morocco will host the 2026 World Cup.
     
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    Usually the host team automatically makes the World Cup, but if it's a joint venture between U.S & Canada, I guess U.S gets in and we just get some games?

    It would be freaking awesome to have games played in Canada. It would be nice if we got in by merit. *Sigh*

    Hopefully, Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton & Vancouver all get at least one game.
     
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    When more than one country is hosting. Automatic qualifiers are at FIFA discretion. Japan and SK were both automatic. With expansion to 48 countries in 2026, 3 automatic is still reasonable.

    Hype around hosting games in 2026 could inspire a few to take the sport more seriously. Lets win the bid before worrying about that!
     
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    I think it's already confirmed the cities would be Montreal, Edmonton and Toronto.
     
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    Yeah Vancouver dropped from the bid.
     
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    Yeah, these are said to be the only suitable venues (with BMO field expansion) in Canada to host World Cup group stage games.
     
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    For those interested, here is the live stream of the FIFA Congress:

     
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    Vancouver (or BC) dropped due to excessive FIFA financial expectations.
     
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    Woohoo Canada will co-host 2026!

    :cheers:
     
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    Man, that was one of the most boring announcements ever. Congrats on Canada-USA-Mexico winning the bid. And now we won’t hear the end of it from Marinaro.
     
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    Yes!!

    I think we have a legit shot to qualify in 2022 but this is awesome. I dreamed my whole life of seeing Canada play in the World Cup. Sure it will be a watered down version but I don't care! :laugh:
     
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    The lady explaining the voting process took so long and was so boring. And then the announcement was so anticlimactic. Infantino didn't even build the announcement. He just said it as soon as she finished.

    I'm friggin' stoked!!! Even if it'll be just one or two games in Montreal. It'll be one hell of an experience for the city.
     
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    As for this year's world Cup.. not having the Netherlands in it really kills my enthusiasm
     
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    I like that list.
    Do you have the whole list?
     
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    I'll look for it. I only found this one so far.
     
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    Here ya go:

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    ThaDevilGirl Every day is a day off

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    Oh, Spain. What are you doing
     
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    I guess they weren't happy that the coach accepted to be the next coach at Real Madrid. Upset to the point they won't let the chemistry he built with this squad at least run through the World Cup and then replace him afterward for their road to Euro 2020.
     
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    ThaDevilGirl Every day is a day off

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    Might help Portugal, so yeah. I'll take it.
     
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