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The United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States was selected to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™

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So each city gets 3 exhibition games? Why does the US get so many and travel must suck for the players.
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Wow! I didn't know the announcement was today. I was just thinking about this yesterday. Although it looks like only 3 cities in Canada will be hosting. I wonder if more than one games will be slotted for these 3 cities.
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heymikey wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 1:53 am
Wow! I didn't know the announcement was today. I was just thinking about this yesterday. Although it looks like only 3 cities in Canada will be hosting. I wonder if more than one games will be slotted for these 3 cities.
they said Toronto will get 10 games, now that could mean 10 crappy games, or 10 good games, no one knows at this time, they probably have years of paper work to work out the details and also results of matches played also determine the outcome of which teams play too, don't forget that
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studentoflife wrote:
Jun 13th, 2018 2:34 pm
We better start handing out citizenship to soccer players lol.

This is awesome news. I think hosting it in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver would be great.
Vancouver opted out, so they won't get games.

Edmonton will as well as Toronto and Montreal.
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GoodFellaz wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 9:14 am
they said Toronto will get 10 games, now that could mean 10 crappy games, or 10 good games, no one knows at this time, they probably have years of paper work to work out the details and also results of matches played also determine the outcome of which teams play too, don't forget that
If one of those games Italy was to play in Toronto, then best time of day to go shopping at Vaughan mills! It will be empty.
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GoodFellaz wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 9:14 am
they said Toronto will get 10 games, now that could mean 10 crappy games, or 10 good games, no one knows at this time, they probably have years of paper work to work out the details and also results of matches played also determine the outcome of which teams play too, don't forget that
That is incorrect!
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kenchau wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 2:29 pm
That is incorrect!
well the guy on the radio was incorrect, I was just repeating what the broadcast stated. don't shoot the messager
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joeyjoejoe wrote:
Jun 13th, 2018 7:59 pm
So from what I read...

48 teams:
AFC (Asia) – 8
Caf (Africa) – 9
Concacaf (North and Central America) – 6 (Canada, USA, and Mexico auto-qualify)
Conmebol (South America) – 6
OFC (Oceania) – 1
Uefa (Europe) – 16
Final 2 spots are determined by a mini-tourney.

16 divisions of 3 teams each. Every team plays only 2 games and the top 2 advance.
32 remaining teams go into single elimination. The team that wins 5 straight wins the World Cup.

Total games: 80
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cybercavalier wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 11:10 pm
links?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2026_FIFA_World_Cup



So in this article, they state that Canada will only get 10 games. http://www.skysports.com/football/news/ ... ll-it-work

They also stated that there are 23 stadiums (17 USA, 3 Canada, 3 Mexico), but didn't mention that in 3 years those stadiums will get whittled down to the final numbers of 10 USA, 3 Canada, 3 Mexico. How they divide the games is not a sure thing until they finalize all the stadiums. How many games Canada gets won't be confirmed for at least a few years from now.

Personally, I think a 50/15/15 split for games between nations makes more sense. It would be a perfect 5 games per stadium. Each stadium hosts all games for 1 group (3 games) + 2 elimination games. So hopefully, Canada gets 15 instead of 10 games.
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joeyjoejoe wrote:
Jun 15th, 2018 4:26 pm
Where can enthusiasts voice their ideas about which teams playing on Canadian soil?
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cybercavalier wrote:
Jun 15th, 2018 6:32 pm
Where can enthusiasts voice their ideas about which teams playing on Canadian soil?
It's all just wishful thinking and speculation right now.

In past world Cups, the groups were decided by "mostly" random draw. With 8 groups of 4 teams, they put the host team with the 7 top seeds in pot 1. Then the rest of the teams were put in pots 2,3 and 4. For 2018 World Cup the team rank determined which pot they were put in. Then randomly 1 team was selected from each pot to form a Group with some rules like you can't have more than 3 EUFA teams together in the same group. For the 2026 World Cup who knows if they use a similar system or come up with something completely different.

The draw is done roughly 6 months before the World Cup, so we really won't know where teams will play until late 2025. Besides, the host countries get to play at home.

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