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  1. This is what happened in a nutshell: Sepp Blatter era: Sepp Blatter was no fan of returning so soon to the same host, hence willing to bankrupt nations just to bring the tournament to new locations The Mexicans could host but already had it 2 times, so they never stood a chance. The Canadians had planned for a 32 team World Cup. They had Sepp Blatter in their pockets who was dead set on seeing Canada hosting the World Cup. He went as far as telling publicly what Canada needed to do to host, hence the launch of their top league. The US was set NOT to bid in 2026 due to what had happened with Qatar. Blatter wanting new locations meant a US bid was always at a disadvantage due to 1994WC Gulati and Blatter didn't like each other and World Cups were awarded by secret ballots and only by the executive branch of FIFA...aka...Sepp Blatter Then the US department of Justice stepped in and cleaned house (Thank God). Then this happened: Infantino era: Blatter out Infantino in, thanks to Gulati who was a major supporter of his candidacy Infantino expanded the World Cup to 48 teams (bad idea), Blatter was against it World Cup voting is now "1 vote per member" and there are 209 of them with African and Asia holding 100 The Mexicans and Canadians didn't plan for an expanded World Cup which complicated their bids Infantino supporting "co-bids", something Blatter was against USSF now had all the ingredients to bid, at that point, it was a done deal Negotiations to get Canada and Mexico to get the votes they would not get on their own and block Africa So this is a summary of what happened. Infantino facilitated a USSF bid which gave it the leverage to include Mexico and Canada as minor partners. So the turning point was the expanding the tournament to a 48 nation World Cup. If it was still a 32 nation World Cup, Mexico, Morocco and Canada would have bid against the US. So to your question: biggest reason the US might be getting the 2026 World Cup is the US: It's expanding the tournament to 48 countries and Sepp Blatter being out of the picture the only reason that Mexico and Canada are in the position they are right now is because of the US: After expanding the tournament, Absolutely
  2. 2030 would logically go to Uruguay and Argentina 2034 should be Europe, most likely England (no co-host required) 2038 China 2042 Oceania or Africa 2046 CONCACAF --> Canada
  3. No one knows but insiders stated that a solo US bid would have had a very hard time winning the bid. Africa and Asia are FIFA's biggest voting block with 100 votes while CONCACAF and CONMEBOL would have most likely sided with Mexico or Canada. US best bet would be some UEFA vote and AFC but CAF would have snubbed a solo bid. You know...politics. The division of the vote could have allowed Canada to sllip through the cracks as they are the only G7 nation that never hosted the tournament. The US could have still won off course but it seems the USSF wanted to be 100% sure to win, hence co-bidding with Canada and Mexico ensured that. 100% chance of victory is better than 50%, wouldn't you agree? You're mistaken to think that FIFA forgot what the US department of justice did to them. Politics played a heavy hand in damaging the solo bid. CONMEBOL, AFC and CAF aren't pro Americans while easily half of the UEFA don't take the US seriously. Canada and Mexico partnering with the US made the bid untouchable. Deny it all you want, Canada and Mexico are a big reason why the US are getting the 2026 WC, you should be happy and thankful instead of "rubbing it in" Everyone knows that that and it was made clear during the press conference. By sour winners, you shouldn't feel targeted personally, only those who mocks Mexico and Canada for only getting 10 days. All I'm saying, they deserve the US gratitude, because they also saved the USSF millions of dollars since they won't need to go through the costly bidding process. USSF just asked FIFA to expedite it. That's money the USSF gets to reinvest in amateur football in America instead of making FIFA bureacrats richer. Right now, you'd be the only one to think otherwise, assuming you understand the world of football. Anyone knowing how FIFA works, Canada and Mexico handed that world cup to America by ensuring that hostile nation would back a unified bid. Like I pointed out earlier, they most likely got something in return. Ironically, if the Canadian Association gets a bigger piece of the profits, they will invest it in their new top league which is making noise all the way to London. The CPL is set to rival MLS in North America within 10 years. Mexico is the biggest loser in all of this. The US obviously win while Canada actually gained more than people realized.
  4. No one knows but insiders stated that a solo US bid would have had a very hard time winning the bid. Africa and Asia are FIFA's biggest voting block with 100 votes while CONCACAF and CONMEBOL would have most likely sided with Mexico or Canada. US best bet would be some UEFA vote and AFC but CAF would have snubbed a solo bid. You know...politics. The division of the vote could have allowed Canada to sllip through the cracks as they are the only G7 nation that never hosted the tournament. The US could have still won off course but it seems the USSF wanted to be 100% sure to win, hence co-bidding with Canada and Mexico ensured that. 100% chance of victory is better than 50%, wouldn't you agree? You're mistaken to think that FIFA forgot what the US department of justice did to them. Politics played a heavy hand in damaging the solo bid. CONMEBOL, AFC and CAF aren't pro Americans while easily half of the UEFA don't take the US seriously. Canada and Mexico partnering with the US made the bid untouchable. Deny it all you want, Canada and Mexico are a big reason why the US are getting the 2026 WC, you should be happy and thankful instead of "rubbing it in" Everyone knows that that and it was made clear during the press conference. By sour winners, you shouldn't feel targeted personally, only those who mocks Mexico and Canada for only getting 10 days. All I'm saying, they deserve the US gratitude, because they also saved the USSF millions of dollars since they won't need to go through the costly bidding process. USSF just asked FIFA to expedite it. That's money the USSF gets to reinvest in amateur football in America instead of making FIFA bureacrats richer. Right now, you'd be the only one to think otherwise, assuming you understand the world of football. Anyone knowing how FIFA works, Canada and Mexico handed that world cup to America
  5. Has nothing to do with altitude. On the contrary, footballers around the world sees it an exciting challenge. Everyone knows about Azteca here
  6. Some people here needs to get over themselves here. Most likely, the Canadian Association and Mexican federations got a bigger piece of the profit pie in return for them to have accepted this. I assure you that backstage, the USSF is saying "thank you" to both Canada and Mexico because without them, the US was projected to lose 2026. Africa and Asia are FIFA's biggest voting block and with Mexico, Canada and the US competing against one another, anything could have happened, especially with the global climate and with what's being decided in Washington D.C. It's no secret that Americans aren't very liked within FIFA. So don't be "sour winners" and be thankful that you have neighbors willing to help you when you need it the most, because, other parts of the world aren't that lucky. @Americans: Congratulations in hosting your 2nd world Cup in 32 years by 2026 which will be during your 250th anniversary. Be gracious in victory and thankful for the help you're neighbors gave you. @Canada: 10 games is a start. No need for disappointment. Just focus on making them memorable by showing the world what you're capable off. Use this as the foundation of your new Division1 league that will start soon and next time it's CONCACAF's turn to host, you'll have enough infrastructure and a stronger program to host on your own (2042 or 2046) @Mexico: You hosted twice already, be grateful that you were included at all as a US-Canada bid made more sense to most people.
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