FIFA World Cup '26: News & Analysis

Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by Nico Limmat, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Time for a new thread now that the 2026 WC has been awarded.

    Any chance that Vancouver returns to the fold as a host city?
     
  2. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    This has to be my favorite thread in this section of all time.

    Beautiful.
     
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  3. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No.

    With only 16 final host cities to be selected and 23 in consideration, no way in hell would FIFA or the United Bid Committee consider cities that opted out from the start. At best, Vancouver could present its candidacy to host some of the WCQ playoffs.

    If anything, I've been wondering how the distribution of games will work. 80/16 = 5; if all the venues get the same number of games, then we might be looking at only two venues each in Canada and Mexico (since they're getting 10 games total). If that happens, then Canda's games are 99.9% booked for Toronto and Montreal.
     
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  4. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Especially since Seattle is still in the running.. While I think having Vancouver and Seattle hosting would be amazing for purely selfish reasons, I'm not sure FIFA would want 2 cities in a relatively "low" population area hosting when there are other areas they could host in and have the same, or larger, footprint.
     
  5. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    My thoughts exactly. Seattle lies between Portland and Vancouver so it's a better site overall.
     
  6. jesta

    jesta Member+

    Feb 9, 2014
    take a look into united 2026 bidbook, there is even a provisional schedule in there
     
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  7. Felix Herve Caroll

    Jun 1, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Ivory Coast
    This is my picks for American venues:
    • Atlanta
    • Boston
    • Dallas
    • Houston
    • Los Angeles
    • Miami
    • New York
    • San Francisco
    • Seattle
    • Washington DC
     
  8. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You really think we're getting two venues in the same state?
     
  9. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To get the bump from being so close to Mexico? Sure.
     
  10. Felix Herve Caroll

    Jun 1, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Ivory Coast
    I expect the 3 host national teams will go for vintage jerseys, especially Mexico with its 1986 jerseys and the USA with its 1994 jerseys.It could be more modern versions of these jerseys.

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  11. Felix Herve Caroll

    Jun 1, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Ivory Coast
  12. code1390

    code1390 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here's the proposed schedule from the Bid Book mentioned above.

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  13. JLSA

    JLSA Member

    Nov 11, 2003
    Sucks to be Team I1 - play on match day 1 and then wait until match day 12 for your second match (and then your first knockout game 4 days later).

    Actually, to be honest you could delete every word in that last sentence after the first and you'd still get a pretty accurate description (not that I can 100% blame USA2026 for this).

    J
     
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  14. code1390

    code1390 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I1 will almost certainly be the United States
     
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  15. jesta

    jesta Member+

    Feb 9, 2014
    playing the final in two legs in two consecutive days? insane!

    :D
     
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  16. Timanfaya

    Timanfaya Member+

    May 31, 2005
    Southampton
    On the other hand it's good there's no 3rd place playoff.
     
  17. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another curious aspect of that schedule: presuming that Canada and Mexico are A1 and E1 (respectively), they have to win their groups to stay home through the R16. If Mexico finish second, they're heading stateside; if Canada finish second, they have to go down to Mexico.
     
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  18. Felix Herve Caroll

    Jun 1, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Ivory Coast
    Ideas for the official mascot:

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  19. JLSA

    JLSA Member

    Nov 11, 2003
    Seriously - I thought the mascot had already been released.

    [​IMG]

    J
     
  20. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    Canada can also stay home by finishing third (the most likely scenario).
     
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  21. 2in10

    2in10 Member+

    LA Galaxy, Internazionale
    United States
    Jun 19, 2016
    Sparks, NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well you seemed OK with SF and LA on his list. I thought I saw somewhere that FIFA could add host cities to the potential list if they so choose.
     
  22. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who's to say if California will still be one state by then :cautious::D
     
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  23. 2in10

    2in10 Member+

    LA Galaxy, Internazionale
    United States
    Jun 19, 2016
    Sparks, NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So true. Who knows what cities FIFA will choose. They could go totally rogue and choose all sites from cities not on the list.
     
  24. jesta

    jesta Member+

    Feb 9, 2014
    looks more and more like 10 US cities only. would mean 10 stadiums only as well unless they use two LA stadiums. and FIFA will be strogly involved, more than majority thinks!
     

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