And of course the train system was very useful in Russia too, even though most of their system is not high speed. Doesn't have to be high speed (who cares? ). What I hope is avoided as much as possible is something like we have with the Euros in 2021. The energy and excitement that is usually confined to one country or a small part of the world is now dispersed across 1.5 continents to the point where the whole vibe is so diluted that it is barely felt at all. 2026 is a bit like this too. Not as bad because one country (US) are the main hosts so in the US it might almost feel the same as if the US was hosting alone. But count me as not a big fan of expanding it beyond 3 host countries.