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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 7:59 PM
Flyers2001 Flyers2001 is offline
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Originally Posted by skyscraper View Post
That will happen. It just sucks that we have to have Canada and Mexico riding our coat tails. That joint bid is so unnecessary - all it does is make athletes and fans have to travel farther than if it were just here. I get that they want to open it up to Canada and Mexico, neither of which could host the modern WC without building / renovating stadiums (Mexico hosted once before but before contemporary stadium standards existed.)
It also dilutes our chances of getting a late match, but we'll almost certainly get *something*. at least some knock out round matches.
The joint bid was so necessary or we "USA" would have no chance at hosting. In fact an article was just released the US will be taking more of a backseat in the bidding process and letting Canada and Mexico lead the way. It said it had something to do with our Commander in chief and the world view of him.

Granted the World Cup would happen when he would be out of office. But, image is everything.

http://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-worl...raid-of-losing

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