2026 World Cup to have 48 teams, 3 16 team groups?

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  1. Andy Reocho

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    It was a bid with Baltimore, and I think games would have been there.
     
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  2. Fran Tarkenton

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    their bid was Baltimore's stadium with DC hosting teams

    I was posting more for reaction
     
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  3. SugarShaun

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    Foxboro/Boston was the surprise but would Denver even be in line before Nashville or Baltimore/DC?
     
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  4. EMAW FC

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    KC hosting the NFL draft next year, new airport will be completed a couple months before that.
     
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  5. El_Pato

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    So BBVA was given the game. When they announced Tigres new stadium back in January, they said they would host. It's Mexico so politics will likely change this a few times before the tournament starts
     
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  6. DirtBall

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    Already have to force teams to play in elevation to play in Mexico. Don’t think Denver had much of a chance.
     
  7. Fran Tarkenton

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    Yea iirc their local leaders werent as keen on the financial commitments as the other two, as much as I felt Denver deserved it over them. Cant blame them.
     
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  8. H/T

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    Fucking bummed DC/Baltimore didn't get it but oh well Philly is close enough.
     
  9. Owsley

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    It should be ahead of Nashville imo. I’m guessing Nashville would have hosted at the Titans stadium and not Nashville SC?
     
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  10. nexus

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    not at all surprising but all of Boston/NY/NJ/Philly hosting is lame
     
  11. nexus

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    yeah Nashville sucks in general and especially as a sports town and would need to quadruple the number hotels before then
     
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  12. Owsley

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    I turn 40 a few months before the World Cup and just told my wife for my 40th I’m going to as many games/venues as I can afford. She was not thrilled :laugh:
     
  13. SugarShaun

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    As much as I would be better off having games in Cincy, let’s be real; it was surprising Cincy was even a finalist
     
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  15. TheSkeeter

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    Thought Nashville was getting a new football stadium? Maybe that was one of the promises of they’d gotten the bid?
     
  16. Fran Tarkenton

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    they want one in time for 2026 NFL season, but FIFA was not going to risk that. Plus their airport situation is not a Plus relative to competition.
     
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  17. TheSkeeter

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    Yup, wasn’t arguing for it (although selfishly that’s the easiest for me to get to). But just adding that Nashville would have had a state of the art stadium by 2026
     
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  18. DirtBall

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    Don’t think I’m a fan of this. I guess with the extra teams/games there will be a lot of matches overlapping though.

     
  20. CF3234

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    Can’t wait to go to Colombia v. Spain in 2026.
     
  21. snowfx2

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    This will get asked a lot, but the stadiums that regularly have turf will lay down grass months before the WC. Not some shitty tray system a week or two before it starts.

     
  22. DirtBall

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  24. beerleagueman

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    No Vegas with that stadium and retractable natural grass makes zero sense
     
  25. DirtBall

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    Its dimensions didn’t meet the criteria. They pulled their bid after they met with FIFA. They were just using their bid to secure funding for the stadium.
     
  26. beerleagueman

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    and no Florida City should host a World Cup game during summer without a new retractable roof stadium . If you don’t start the game at 9pm there is a good chance it is miserable for players and fans , or even gets delayed by a storm
     
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  27. Owsley

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    I mean, there were games in a literal rainforest in 2014.
     
  28. bwi2

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    man I fucking hate Boston
     
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  29. Andy Reocho

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    + the parking for the stadium is awful.
     
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  30. Fran Tarkenton

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  31. SugarShaun

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    One thing I never considered that I found interesting was highlighting the % of foreign residents for each US city.

    KC (7.1%) and Atlanta (7.3%) were the lowest chosen. Cincinnati (3.4%) and Baltimore (6.5%) were the only lower
     
  32. JGator1

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    They're gonna make a trillion dollars off wannabe Italians and Irish
     
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  33. SugarShaun

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    I don’t know. Even with an expanded field, is Italy going to make it?
     
  34. nexus

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    I didn’t realize zeberdee was doing that well
     
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  35. clemsontyger04

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    Through a playoff they might
     
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  36. snowfx2

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    Only the Euros will complain about the weather/conditions if their teams aren’t in either Vancouver, Toronto, or Seattle. They’ll even complain about climate controlled stadiums like Atlanta, Dallas and Houston because it’ll be 100+ outside.

    Hilarious thing is Euros fucking love Miami too.
     
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  37. Mix

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    I wish they would release criteria scores. Be very interesting to see what actually matters.
     
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  38. Owsley

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    One thing and one thing only matter$
     
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  39. snowfx2

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    Philly to Boston distance for the English might as well be LA to Mexico City.
     
  40. Jimmy the Saint

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    Nothing like the English bitching about the harrowing journey from London to Newcastle.
     
  41. snowfx2

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    The video content of their supporters, depending on which cities England has to play in, could be legendary.

    They might melt on mild Buffalo wings.
     
  42. Jimmy the Saint

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    Need to get them eating hot chicken. Howlin' Ray's in LA or some such since you can find it everywhere now.
     
  43. snowfx2

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    - An Englishman died in the States at the WC

    : How?

    - His mates dared him to eat a small bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos
     
  44. Thoros of Beer

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    Give em a break guys, they eat Nandos
     
  45. Andy Reocho

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  46. Spontaneous Cumbustion

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    No more surprising then KC being a finalist. The only reason either city even had a chance is because Chicago didn't bid. They would have easily won if they wanted in.
     
  47. bwi2

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    Philly’s is even more insane I think
     
  48. DirtBall

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    By the time the World Cup comes that baseball stadium probably won’t be there so think of all the extra spots they’d be able to add. Amazing stuff.
     
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  49. TheSkeeter

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    Are they finally giving up and folding the Royals?
     
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  50. Jimmy the Saint

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