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VOTE NOW: Round 2 - 2026 FIFA World Cup Fantasy Bidding Competition


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West Indies is the first bid to get eliminated from the race to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup!

Now it's time for round 2, as competition gets tougher and more and more suitcases full of dollar bills are being sent to FIFA HQ in Zurich.

Who will the totally non-corrupt organization eliminate next? :D

Here's a link to every bid book, which are the only criteria to judge a bid on:

- Antartica: http://issuu.com/woo...tarctica_2024/1

- Australia: http://www.4shared.c...e/FIFA2026.html

- Canada: https://www.sendspace.com/file/29vzmd / http://fr.scribd.com/doc/233910193/Canada-2026-Bid-Book

- China: https://www.sendspace.com/file/ftod3d

- United States: http://www.scribd.co...761818/USA-2026

Vote here: http://www.poll-maker.com/poll118777x88E243D5-5

Voting is opened until Thursday at 23:59 GMT

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SPORT - via www.heraldsun.com.au

Australia's 2026 FIFA World Cup Update.

LORD DAVID NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA NETWORK APRIL 1, 2019.

AUSTRALIAN BID COMMITTEE IS OPENED TO THE IDEA OF CO-HOSTING WITH NEW ZEALAND FOR THE 2026 WORLD CUP.

In a gesture of goodwill between Tasman rivals and friends, Australia has officially teamed up with New Zealand for the possibility of co-hosting some matches for the 2026 World Cup. The cities of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Hamilton were touted as New Zealand's cities for the bid. Dunedin, who built a 30,000 seater stadium specifically for the 2011 Rugby World Cup would not be a host city venue, as the stadium falls short of the minimum 40,000 required by FIFA for World Cup matches and cannot be expanded due to it's complex design. It has been offered as one of 20 New Zealand choices on top of the existing 65 Australian choices for a Team Base Camp.

Christchurch, who's main stadium was severely damaged during the March 2011 Christchurch earthquake, would offer a 50,000+ venue. Auckland would have the existing 60,000 seater Eden Park for the opening match. Wellington would have Westpac Stadium, with temporary seating for 40,000, as it the norm for rectangular sports. Hamilton would use Waikato Stadium, expanded to 40,000+. There have also been possibilities of Auckland's North Harbour Stadium being upgraded to 70,000+ and being used as the opening match stadium instead.

A new bid logo has been released to celebrate this.

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I refuse to vote for Antarctica, they only have one designated Australian venue! Australia for the win!

If only we'd actually had submitted something like this for our real 2022 bid. There would be key legacy venues in Hobart and Darwin which normally don't get a chance to even have a play in events like this. The opportunity for A-League expansion in those cities, as well as the expected use of such stadiums for other sports like AFL and cricket, as not to be white elephants.

A High Speed Rail project would actually become a reality as opposed to some fantasy concocted in the 80's by the CSIRO. Or alternatively, do what Brazil did, and increase provisions for air travel in host cities.

What made the real bid fail was not the bickering between the FFA, AFL and NRL, nor was it Frank Lowy's big ego, it was clearly a lack of visible legacy.

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Um it was the huge wads of cash a certain oil rich Gulf nation handed out to the African and Latin American voters that made the real bid fail. Unofficially we were neck and neck with the USA in regards to the strongest technical bid.

As for the Antarctica bid - we only need one stadium. One stadium to rule them all.

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I refuse to vote for Antarctica, they only have one designated Australian venue! Australia for the win!

Quoting from the internet:

Size doesn't matter, it's how you use it...

(except, in this case, size kinda does matter because of the seating requirements, but still, it ain't about the numbers if ya know how to create the king of (Antarctic) stadia)

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Hate to say it, it was a good comp to have attracted a good solid number and quality of entries. But I just tested the voting out, and I was able to post multiple votes and have them counted (you can take a vote off Antarctica's for that). I've been watching how the "off-board" voting would work with an eye to incorporating a similar "off-board" component to the December logo comp. I thought the first round worked okay, but I reckon there's been mischief in this round. And by past experience - if there's a loophole, someone will exploit it.

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Yeah, I have to say it. Such a pity, but the voting's broken. Take another vote off China cast by me (my third in 24 hours) just then.

Teens to mid 20s are about average for a comp here. Anything above 30 is a good turnout. 51 or whatever like we had for Toronto earlier this year was unprecedented. 67? <_<

I'm sure one of the premium members here would start a poll for you if you wanna re-do the vote, DamC.

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Well, this is annoying, to say the least. I tried voting multiple times when setting up the first poll and i couldn't.

Maybe a premium member should create a new thread for round 3 and set up the poll directly on the forum? Could one of you guys do that?

Anyway, voting's over for this round and Australia comes last. Thank you Lord David for taking part!

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Maybe a premium member should create a new thread for round 3 and set up the poll directly on the forum? Could one of you guys do that?

I can do that for you if you want. I'll take the bid book links from your poll threads.

Sorry DamC, didn't want to meddle or wreck it or anything. But as I said, I was really interested and watching closely to see how the polling would work with an eye to how things could be incorporated into future comps. Anything you can vote in anonymously on this site is always a bit suspect.

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