WC 2026

Melbourne Red
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Re: WC 2026

Post by Melbourne Red » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:00 am

Alderman 3 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:57 pm
Disturbed Postie wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:48 pm
Alderman 3 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:39 pm
It's about time they let Australia hold the world cup. They have hosted every other major event so why not the world cup?
Good shout but have they enough big stadiums? Then again we’re talking 12 years from now, although on the pitch our very own England fail tournament after tournament if theirs a nation capable of holding one we’re right up there!
The Aussies already have some of the best stadiums in the world, whether it be for Rugby, football, cricket or Aussie rules. The MCG has hosted over 100, 000 for cricket, football and Aussie rules.
Unfortunately Australia can’t bid for 2030 as they’re now officially part of Asia. There are also a couple of problems with any future bid:

1) Stadiums. You’re right, Australia has some fantastic stadiums. However the vast majority of people live in one of five cities, each of which only have one or two stadiums that would be big enough. A 48 team world cup would require a lot more than that and most regional stadiums hold 10,000 or less.
2) FIFA rules. There’s a rule no other professional sport can be played around or during the world cup (about an 8 week period). For most countries this isn’t a problem (it’s summer and/or football is the main sport anyway). However here it is the middle of the Aussie Rules and Rugby League season and they would take some persuading to take such a break.

I’d love to have the WC here, but I can’t see it happening any time soon.
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Re: WC 2026

Post by aldershot-jg » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:22 am

shots1965 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Canada, US & Mexico to host 2026 World Cup


Just saying....

So a free entry for the above

BS
I do somewhat agree that it is a bit unfair that 3 teams get to qualify automatically but also there will still be 13 extra spots up for grabs. Also potentially opens the door for a joint bid from England, Scotland and Wales if the nations decided to go down that route.

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Re: WC 2026

Post by Giles » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:16 am

I thought the 48 team idea had been knocked on the head? Across those 3 nations is a ridiculously vast area for a world cup! And like others have said USA & Canada? :roll: real shame Morocco didn't get it but I guess they didn't gave as much cash as those 3 and Qatar last time :evil:

It's ridiculous that it will be 60-70 + years since we have had the tournament and 30 + since the euros, no one likes us, we do care :lol:

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Re: WC 2026

Post by Wokingham Shot » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:40 am

Not sure on the 2nd one of those Melbourne...how are the Yanks getting around that with baseball if that is the case? There is no way they are shutting that down for 8 weeks. They play 162 games in the regular season with about 20 off days all year and most of those are Mondays.

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Re: WC 2026

Post by James Frazer » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:56 am

USA, Canada, & Mexico covers a massive territory. All of Western Europe takes up less space, less distance, and has far more in the way of decent football stadia. Perhaps Europe could put in a joint bid :lol: (but I guess the UK might be excluded) :oops:

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Re: WC 2026

Post by Richard Petty » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:36 pm

It seems that the FA are considering the possibility of putting in a bid for the 2030 World Cup though they have said that for now they are focused on getting the 2021 European Women's Championship. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44483245

I didn't realise that we are hosting seven of the Euro 2020 games including the Semi Final and Final, not sure how that information slipped me by. Good news though :D

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Re: WC 2026

Post by lowerbourneshot » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:29 pm

Richard Petty wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:36 pm
It seems that the FA are considering the possibility of putting in a bid for the 2030 World Cup though they have said that for now they are focused on getting the 2021 European Women's Championship. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44483245

I didn't realise that we are hosting seven of the Euro 2020 games including the Semi Final and Final, not sure how that information slipped me by. Good news though :D
To butter us up RP

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Re: WC 2026

Post by Melbourne Red » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:31 am

Wokingham Shot wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:40 am
Not sure on the 2nd one of those Melbourne...how are the Yanks getting around that with baseball if that is the case? There is no way they are shutting that down for 8 weeks. They play 162 games in the regular season with about 20 off days all year and most of those are Mondays.
Yeah, I think you’re right, Wokingham. Thinking back to when Australia bid for 2018, it’s actually the stadiums that have this blackout, rather than the sports themselves. So, yeah baseball can continue in its own stadiums, whereas in Australia every large ground hosts multiple AFL or NRL teams - the MCG is the home ground for 6 different Aussie rules teams, including the one I support - bit of a contrast between my two ‘home’ grounds of the Rec. and the ‘G!

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Re: WC 2026

Post by FloridaPhil » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:38 am

aldershot-jg wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:22 am
shots1965 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Canada, US & Mexico to host 2026 World Cup


Just saying....

So a free entry for the above

BS
I do somewhat agree that it is a bit unfair that 3 teams get to qualify automatically but also there will still be 13 extra spots up for grabs. Also potentially opens the door for a joint bid from England, Scotland and Wales if the nations decided to go down that route.
Surely there'll be an extra 14 spots up for grabs? 2018 has 32 - 1 host = 31 spots up for grabs. 2016 has 48 - 3 hosts = 45 spots up for grabs. 45 - 31 = 14.

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Re: WC 2026

Post by James E » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:01 am

It hasn't yet been decided whether Canada and Mexico will get automatic qualification for WC 2026. FIFA is making a decision in the next week or so on that, but the principle is that any automatic places would come from the allocation for the continent in question.


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