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Discussion in 'CONCACAF' started by w-inds., Dec 3, 2010.
better chance as no competitors from Europe & Asian countries
I guarantee the yanks will bid again.
I will say this though..... I don't trust for one second that FIFA will keep the current bidding rules in place. They seem to change like the wind and can be tossed out whenever they feel.
Well, China may bid in 2026. Argentina/Uruguay could be in it. And Europe may want back in as well. We'll see.
Of the losers: I think USA, Australia, and Korea/Japan will all be bidding on a regular basis going forward. For 2018: I think Spain/Portugal will be back, and I hope the Dutch keep trying as well.
2 bad we do not have any oil rich small Islands or we would be set for 2026.
UEFA & AFC countries can't bid for 2026 events
T&T is an oil rich small Island.
USA or Canada would be great hosts.
Well considering Mexico has hosted the 2 greatest world cups of all time..............
What is Fifa`s requirements on stadiums to host a World Cup?
minimum capacity requirement?
True. Under the current rules.
But those rules have been changed twice in recent years: the rotation system and then the current one.
Yes, I think CONCACAF should bid again, and the USA is really the only viable option. I don't think Mexico will be the first country to host 3 times (though only awarded it once). Canada don't have the stadia, and CA/Caribbean are out because they don't have oil money.
With respect to Canada, it should be considered that the country is entering a stadium construction boom. The combination of aging stadiums and the ever-increasing popularity of the CFL has made various levels of government more willing to chip in for new builds. Within the next decade and a half there's likely to be brand new stadia in Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, Calgary, Hamilton, Ottawa, Quebec City, and Halifax. Here are some of the projects that are furthest along:
I believe construction has already started on this one
This is the latest drawing for the new Hamilton stadium being built for the 2015 Pan Am games
It should also be noted that Canada got into FIFA's good books with the hosting of the 2007 U20 world cup which smashed all attendance records.
I still doubt Canada will bid. As long as the yanks bid again it would be a tall order. However, a bid isn't quite as unrealistic as it may seem.
2026 might be decided in the backrooms. I doubt there will be much of a bid process. Can't tell who will get it though. Could be Spain, could be China or could be USA.
I have a feeling FIFA is purposely avoiding going back to countries that have already hosted a WC finals before. Mexico, with two, is probably out for a very long while. USA may be, too. So the only country in CONCACAF with a shot in 2026 is Canada.
I vote to have it in USA or Canada.
USA hosted a world cup in 1994 . The world cup is a worldly event and must not be dominated by the americans the way americans dominate
concacaf sorry . USA should not bid for another world before 2044 .
Just because they hold a WC 32 years apart if they are lucky enough to get the 2026 WC doesn't mean they dominate it. If the USA gets it in 2026 there will have been 8 host countries in between the last time the USA hosted it. Given that only a few countries in the world have the ability to host the WC its no surprise we have many previous hosts bidding. Some of the bidders have hosted it more recently then the USA and a gap shorter then 32 years is not unprecedented.
It's not about one particular country, but different regions.
FIFA sets up the rotations and bid policy based on which confederations the bidding nations are members of.
Currently: here are the times each confederation has hosted (or been awarded) the finals.
UEFA (Europe): 10(11). Italy '34, France '38, Switzerland '54, Sweden '58, England '66, W. Germany '74, Spain '82, Italy '90, France '98, Germany '06, Russia '18.
CONMEBOL: 5(6). Uruguay '30, Brazil '50, Chile '62, Argentina '78, (Colombia '86), Brazil '14.
CONCACAF: 3(2). Mexico '70, Mexcio '86 (stepped in for Colombia); USA '94.
Asia: 1(2): Korea/Japan '02, Qatar '22.
Africa: 1: South Africa '10.
It's not about the USA dominating, it's about CONCACAF getting their due turn. Asia just had the Cup in '22, and have had it twice since CONCACAF last hosted. Europe hosts half the time, so can hardly complain about hogging. Both Asia and Europe are out under current rules (one region can't host consecutively and only 1/3).
So that leaves:
1) CONCACAF: Mexico has hosted twice already, USA, and Canada.
2) Africa: Morocco came close in 2010. It would make two Muslim hosts in a row (Qatar).
3) CONMEBOL: Like CONCACAF, there appear to only be a limited number of nations to host (10 in the entire federation). Brazil in '14, and they appear to be concentrating on 2030 with the 100th anniversary of Uruguay (maybe co-host with Argentina).
4) Oceania: with Australia in AFC, no viable hosts.
2026 is wide open (with current rules in place). It is CONCACAF's turn, and there are really only 3 nations that can host: Mexico (have done so twice), USA ('94), and maybe Canada.
UNLESS FIFA change the rules again (which they may very well do), allowing Europe or Asia (China or Australia) to host again, CONCACAF should get it in 2026.
Australia position in AFC is not solid. For one, they were not allowed to participate in the Asian Games 2010, where they wanted to send their youth soccer team. And, again, geographically they are in Oceania.
East Asians seem ok with the Aussies participating, but it's mainly from the West Asian sheikhs that the opposition seems to come. I wouldn't be surprised if FIFA allowed Australia to run in 2026.
Agreed. And I wouldn't have a problem with that. The Aussies got screwed harder in the voting, and in when they can host again (if China is the next Asian host), harder than we did.
I'd also expect the Aussies to be the leading candidate to fill in should things look amiss in Qatar. Same Confederation (nominally).
rules will probably change by the next time they vote.
I hope they judge it by confederation and not by continent.
the last world cup Mexico hosted it happened because fifa wanted the WC to stay in the same continent... AMERICA, where both Mexico and Colombia are located.
If its by confederation, Mexico could host it in 2026, by that time, God willing, the violence in Mexico will be over.
Australia wouldn't get it as a "step in" country in case of failure in Qatar. It would have to be awarded to a country that has everything in place to host it tomorrow if need be. Austral would be a great host for 2026 though. They are an emerging nation and their domestic game could certainly use a shot in the arm so to speak.
I guess we disagree. In what way are the Aussies "emerging?" Do you mean soccer wise? Australia is first world in every sense of the world. The facilities and infrastructure are there. They just hosted the Summer Olympics. They can get the WC together pretty quick. FIFA will want to keep it in the same confederation: Korea/Japan are the only other viable options, and they'll probably vote against each other, to Australia's benefit.
Again, I don't expect Qatar to have problems.
Yes, I meant soccer wise.