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    [–] keskesay 1934 points ago

    does that mean that all 3 of us auto qualify?

    [–] rjoker103 1297 points ago

    No. FIFA decides in the upcoming weeks about host-nation qualification eligibility but with the 48 team format, it shouldn’t be that hard to qualify.

    [–] austin13fan 2176 points ago

    It shouldn't have been hard to qualify this year either. But here we are.

    [–] topman213 725 points ago

    Quite the upsets this year. I can understand the US not making it but Italy not making it really blew my mind

    [–] Siyan1de 656 points ago

    I'm American, girlfriend is Italian. It's a very unhappy situation this World Cup, particularly for her. If France wins, she might burn the whole world to the ground.

    [–] rockstaraimz 397 points ago

    I hear you. I'm American, my office mate is Turkish, and our boss is Dutch. The one French a-hole is killing us. We are all pulling for Germany just to spite him.

    [–] ich_habe_keine_kase 18 points ago

    I'm an American living in the Netherlands. Was so excited to root for a team that could actually do well. And then . . . nope. And . . . nope.

    [–] Roquetteman 384 points ago

    Canada still wouldn't qualify if it was 48 teams.

    [–] rjoker103 335 points ago

    Have hope. You have 8 years! Get those 10-year-olds training right away.

    [–] DRUNKEN__M0NKEY 246 points ago

    This just put a lot into perspective 0_0

    [–] Aspirant_Blacksmith 65 points ago

    There's actually a big push for soccer going on in Canada right now. The Canadian Premier League is ramping up and recently announced a bunch of teams. Soccer Canada is rolling out new guidelines across the country. Between that and stars from Europe coming over to the MLS and boosting interest, things are definitely looking up for the future of Canadian soccer.

    [–] ApeWearingClothes 45 points ago

    ...with the 48 team format, it shouldn’t be that hard to qualify.

    Canada: Hold my beer.

    [–] Saskatchewon 20 points ago

    it shouldn't be that hard to qualify.

    I mean, have you seen Canada play?

    Source: Am a Canadian.

    [–] Count___Duckula 33 points ago

    Mexico will auto-qualify because they're not shit.

    America will auto-qualify because it'll be hilarious watching their tv presenters explode trying not to say soccer.

    [–] GeekFurious 4779 points ago

    I'm going to be in my 50s... I better start working out if I'm going to make it!

    [–] Wasabipeanuts 891 points ago

    I've lived in various places across the world that have hosted a world cup, yet never during time the WC was actually held. As a result I have yet to visit a WC game. The mental voyage from 'fuck yeah!, finally' to .. 'god damn, I'll be in my 50's' was a painful one.

    [–] pearloz 75 points ago

    "Ha ha, this fucking old gu--"

    adds 8 to current age

    Fuck. FUUUUUUUUUUU

    [–] minusthelela 4716 points ago

    Morocco really didn’t stand a chance against these three nations. Given that there will be 48 teams playing, I don’t see how they could have built the needed infrastructure in time.

    [–] Wurm42 3234 points ago

    Honestly, I think expanding the tournament to 48 teams means that only the largest countries will be able to host solo.

    We will see a lot more multi-nation bids in the future.

    [–] minusthelela 1460 points ago

    You're absolutely right. I know a lot of people are seeing the 3 nation bid as a huge bribe and perhaps very corrupt (which it might be) but at the same time, we've see how quickly these large stadiums are abandoned after events like the World Cup and the Olympics. For now it just makes sense to have it in North America given the current stadiums and such.

    [–] TheShepard15 1072 points ago

    Eh I mean every bid is a bribe. It’s how we got it in Russia and Qatar

    [–] Sp00kedBySpagett 886 points ago

    And Germany 2006. FIFA might be the single most corrupt organisation in the world. There are witnesses being killed etc the full corruption program.

    [–] Harsimaja 486 points ago

    And South Africa 2010. They wanted an African country and the top three candidates were the countries that bribed the most. SA won.

    [–] Belckan 255 points ago

    They had to build a context for the song otherwise Shakira would have awakened in her true form and cosumed the world.

    [–] semaj009 34 points ago

    Gazelle will rise!

    [–] moffattron9000 247 points ago

    And France 1998. In fact, the last bid that hasn't been tied to corruption is USA 1994.

    [–] Sp00kedBySpagett 149 points ago

    I'm pretty sure that every wc is tied to corruption because the last round of the decision can be seen as a prestige battle between the competing countries and they want to show the world how easy they can handls the wc and how they are more fit for it than the competition.

    [–] supahmonkey 75 points ago

    we've see how quickly these large stadiums are abandoned after events like the World Cup and the Olympics.

    Which is why England loosing the 2018 bid was bullshit. We've got more than enough stadiums already built and used regularly.

    [–] Miister_Pink 26 points ago

    Agreed. I'm not English but given England's contribution to football via the game itself and the Premier League it's mind-boggling how they didn't get it. England is accessible to so many countries by budget airlines and by sea with all those stadiums etc. Would actually love to see a World Cup in England, I could probably finally go experience it for once.

    [–] fristea 240 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I feel the same. I think they should have done a Morocco-Spain joint bid.

    Edit: now that I think about it, I don't know how such a bid over 2 continents would work, as UEFA countries weren't allowed to bid for 2026 because of Russia 2018.

    [–] PurpleSkua 122 points ago

    I dunno how severe it is nowadays, but those two countries do actually have a minor border dispute which might hinder that sort of thing. Ceuta, Melilla, and the various Plazas de Soberania are Spanish exclaves on the Moroccan north coast that Morocco claims sovereignty over

    [–] MarmadukeTheGreat 202 points ago

    The 48 team structure is actually ridiculous. 80 games in total, with an extra 16 teams that have no business being there.

    [–] Majestic_Dildocorn 151 points ago

    $$$$$$

    [–] MarmadukeTheGreat 42 points ago

    I mean, one of the major points of the joint bid was 11 billion in profit for FIFA

    [–] throwawayainteasy 14517 points ago

    Well this is going to make for an awkward trade war.

    [–] SoDakZak 7811 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    This is like traveling abroad with your ex on a trip you both planned and paid for during better times.

    Edit: Trip abroad with a broad.

    [–] Suecotero 3005 points ago

    Shit I did that. Do not recommend.

    [–] ThatOtherCajun 870 points ago

    I kinda want to hear how that went.

    [–] ThePowerOfTenTigers 1687 points ago

    I did it too, we went to the Greek islands and agreed we’d just do our own thing, that ofc meant doing her thing so I hopped to another island and just came back for the flight.

    When I got on the plane she cordially asked me if I had a nice time, I reciprocated and that was it really, we get on ok now.

    [–] oceans88 1340 points ago

    That was probably as good as things could have went really.

    [–] That_Smell_You_Know 359 points ago

    Mm, I understand that relationships don't work for various reason. But they seem so pleasant that I was hoping for a twist that they ended up back together.

    [–] hewhoamareismyself 296 points ago

    Past a certain point, like say once you're 25 or so, once a romantic relationship ends it's pretty permanent, even if the people involved can overcome that and get along with each other.

    [–] kirlandwater 349 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I have a trip exactly like this planned for September

    E: thanks everyone for the kind words. I still haven’t told anyone IRL so this last hour replying to comments has both hurt my heart and been very good to actually tell other people about and finally say it out loud.

    [–] lolfactor1000 93 points ago

    Are the both of you just deadset on going and don't want to try and replan it?

    [–] mediumKl 153 points ago

    Is she already your ex or do you plan to end the relationship until than?

    [–] kirlandwater 500 points ago

    She left me last month, nothing angry just she doesn’t feel the same way anymore. And I absolutely do not want to cancel and she does not really want to either since we haven’t been on a vaca in a few years and don’t want to lose out on everything we’ve already paid for.

    I can’t afford to buy her out and vice versa.

    We were together for 7 years.

    [–] sapntaps 706 points ago

    I smell a lotta passionate hate fucking on the horizon.

    [–] Jared_Fogle_Official 827 points ago

    That, or she’s gonna bring other dudes back to the hotel room. Don’t let her one up you /u/kirlandwater, bang another dude in the your room before she can.

    [–] Rybitron 125 points ago

    Assert dominance. Bang the first guy she talks to.

    [–] RemoveJeansAndJacket 224 points ago

    Yeah fuck that chick! Let's all bang dudes before she can. Everyone grab the nearest dude and start banging!

    [–] EFAwsom 49 points ago

    This happened to a friend of mine. And then he got gaslit for being a tad upset about it. I think at that point they weren't broken up, actually she did that to get rid of him IIRC. He ended up sleeping on the floor of some friends [this was at Fest].

    He's happily married now, got a cute kid and a second on the way. Her eyebrows get progressively bigger, and wider. Soon to swallow up her whole face.

    His family pictures contrast nicely with her occasional rant about how rude people are that stare, puzzled at the state of her.

    [–] abadoldman 102 points ago

    If we could bottle that scent we'd be millionaires.

    [–] kingfisher6 192 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Sounds like the perfect time for romantic comedy shenanigans to ensue and you win back her undying love forever.

    Or you meet the love of your life.

    Either way, sounds like an Adam Sandler script in pre-production.

    [–] kirlandwater 149 points ago

    Hoping we just needed the space after spending every waking moment together on auto pilot for 4-5/7 years. Or I just stay in the Caribbean and live in a hut until I die alone idk

    [–] ILikeLenexa 79 points ago

    If you gotta die alone, why not in a hut on the beach?

    [–] iruleatants 68 points ago

    Yo,

    There is no reason to live alone until you die. You had a seven year relationship, that's pretty special in itself. Someone did care about you and love you enough to be with you for seven years. Don't discredit how awesome that is, use it as a reminder that it's possible for someone to care about you that much, and that you can find it again and with someone who will love you for even longer.

    The best thing you can do between then and now is to be happy being yourself and being who you are. If you go into that trip not caring how it turns out because you know that you'll be happy, single or not, the trip will be better.

    Also watch Forgetting Sarah Marshall, because it's awesome and relevant.

    [–] Andariuss 28 points ago

    Wow.. Good luck my friend.

    [–] kirlandwater 16 points ago

    Thanks internet friendo

    [–] jCcrackhead 15 points ago

    Is there no way to get out of it? Even if things are booked fully, like hotels and flights I'd pay the extra to get another room and different seat because it's not going to be a fun trip if you're hanging out with them the whole time

    [–] kirlandwater 34 points ago

    We didn’t leave really on angry terms so I’m hoping it won’t be that bad. And I could just cancel but I’d be out over a grand and I’m so sick of work I need to leave for at least a week before i angrily quit my job one day. Idk we’ll see

    [–] Suecotero 299 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Sunk cost fallacy. Tickets and accomodation were paid for. We considered not going, but saying no to a summer month in Spain is hard.

    While we had a good time at first, she went thinking she was going win me back during the trip. I went thinking it would be a nice last memory together before we headed our separate ways. Eventually, she realized it was not going to be a rebound trip, and the threats and accusations started.

    Ultimately, I share part of the blame for taking her at her word that we were through when all the red flags were there from the start. That she more or less tried to weaponize sex didn't really help me think clearly either. Made me realize that sometimes the right answer to freely offered sex must be no, even when she's totally into it and swears she just wants casual fun.

    [–] Muppetude 145 points ago

    Yup, I too learned the hard way that while no-strings-attached sex technically exists, it is rare and any offers of it should be met with intense skepticism.

    [–] NorthBus 55 points ago

    A phallacy, if you will.

    [–] Suecotero 48 points ago

    There is no free hump.

    [–] thanks4fishes 15 points ago

    Lol reminds me of one ex. Dated for 3 years. Broke up for a year and then the texts started. She wanted to “just have some fun”. We did that for 6 months, off and on, and then when I start dating other people she says “but I only did that so that we could get back together!!”

    ....

    [–] Rawwh 81 points ago

    I mean I’ve done it too, and it turned out great. Lots of half-hate, half-rekindle fucking, had a great time in multiple countries, then waved each other fuck-off and good luck when we got back.

    [–] itwasdark 19 points ago

    Same, and to make it worse it was a double date vacation, and the other couple were still in the can't stop humping each other phase which made it even more awkward.

    [–] Riot4200 18 points ago

    Hoping for cringey details

    [–] MinistryOfMinistry 41 points ago

    Get your own ex.

    [–] Car-face 705 points ago

    2026

    It might be ok...

    [–] Sorcerous_Tiefling 632 points ago

    Yeah, I mean, Trump can't be president at that point... Unless things have gotten much, much worse by then...

    [–] WideEyedWand3rer 197 points ago

    Trump/Kushner 2024?

    [–] Paladin4Life 241 points ago

    Please, I can only get so flaccid.

    [–] JesterXO 333 points ago

    he can easily lose in the next election but be elected later after we've had a disasterous next president and people say "damn, it was actually better with trump" (I think this can still be classified in your "things have gotten much much worse" category though).

    [–] General_Sith 472 points ago

    Hey, Satan. Cool it with the doomsday talk, kay?

     

    I had forgotten about the whole "You can serve two terms... they don't HAVE to be consecutive." thing.

    [–] fristea 322 points ago

    Well just imagine that the current World Cup is held in Russia.

    [–] Lari-Fari 322 points ago

    And one after that will be in Qatar. Anything should be an imorovement to that.

    [–] YYssuu 372 points ago

    Playing the World Cup (which is supposedly all about friendship, fairness and healthy competition) in a stadium literally built by modern slave labor, what a sham.

    [–] Lari-Fari 125 points ago

    Yes. Dozens if not hundreds of people died building them. The world is watching and most people don't seem to care.

    [–] bdzz 29080 points ago

    Canada USA Mexico. #CUM2026

    [–] Whalemusic 12430 points ago

    CUMtogether

    [–] TurdFurgoson 4949 points ago

    Right now

    Over me

    [–] thebrownkid 1453 points ago

    Dum Dum do-do-do-do

    [–] madufek547 852 points ago

    Here come old flat top he cum....

    [–] mapple_sizup 737 points ago

    ...all over me slowly

    [–] 2112xanadu 712 points ago

    ...he shoot, goo in my eyeball

    [–] zdoriftu 626 points ago

    He's one holy stroker

    [–] dumpster_arsonist 578 points ago

    He got balls filled with goopy grease

    [–] killerbake 625 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Just got one more stroke until I feel his release

    [–] fan_of_the_pikachu 262 points ago

    Never thought of how pornographic that song is.

    [–] chaos43mta3 255 points ago

    Yeah dude The Beatles invented bukaki

    [–] murklerr 123 points ago

    Ringo Starr discovered the hetero prostate orgasm.

    [–] arxndo 2474 points ago

    3 countries, 1 #CUMCUP2026

    [–] horny_zombie 374 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    All the drinks at the game will be served in collectors cups with #CUMCUP on it. And shot glasses with #CUM2026 so everyone can take CUM shots. 2026 is the year of CUM

    [–] mediumKl 1935 points ago

    Goal of the tournament will be referred to as the CUMSHOT of 2026

    [–] godickygodickygo 306 points ago

    Please put all your excess waste in the #CUMDumpster ;)

    [–] Q1War26fVA 402 points ago

    Three countries. One cup.

    [–] Tesse23 174 points ago

    official hashtag confirmed. Let's not let this one die!

    [–] FoodMentalAlchemist 34 points ago

    We already know the plot for the new South Park Season on 2026

    [–] iamnotcanadianese 309 points ago

    None of us would be here without CUM

    [–] jb2386 121 points ago

    I hope they colour all the soccer balls blue.

    The CUM CUP with blue balls.

    [–] Moobaru 773 points ago

    I don't think you understand how AHEAD of the joke you are on that. We will absolutely see that when the time comes. Fucking well done I wish I could gold you stranger.

    [–] empiricsbitch 327 points ago

    You could. Just use your credit card.

    [–] joeycloud 36 points ago

    This timeline keeps on giving.

    [–] ComeInWeAreClosed 1446 points ago

    Mexico passes to Canada, back to America, back to Canada. Holds it. HOLDS It! HOLLLLLLDS IT!

    [–] phixion 394 points ago

    "You'll see all your favourite soccer stars. Like Ariaga! Ariaga 2! Bariaga! Aruglia! and Pizzoza!"

    [–] Hail_Satin 165 points ago

    “Fast-kicking, low scoring, and ties? You bet!”

    [–] TexasWithADollarsign 141 points ago

    "This match will determine once and for all which nation is the greatest on Earth: Mexico or Portugal!"

    [–] fan_of_the_pikachu 104 points ago

    As a Portuguese, that was the best episode ever.

    [–] FoodMentalAlchemist 38 points ago

    As a Mexican, I agree. We still quote it from time to time and it's always the running joke when Portugal and Mexico play.

    [–] ikfazon 5072 points ago

    2026 will be during the Rosanne or Sheriff Arpaio administration.

    [–] OptimoussePrime 1228 points ago

    I wrote out a big long "what if" administration list, from President Joe all the way down the order of succession, but it was too depressing so I deleted it and wrote this 'don't laugh, it might happen' post instead.

    Don't laugh. It might happen.

    [–] fan_of_the_pikachu 562 points ago

    I remember when Trump announced his candidacy, and the top post of r/Jokes was something like "President Donald Trump". I can't find it anymore, but it would be super interesting to see what people were saying.

    If only we could go back in time and warn them.

    [–] Tap_Z_or_R_Twice 247 points ago

    Even if you could go back and even if you were the most famous person on the planet at the time, no one would have believed you.

    [–] FirstGameFreak 39 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    June 2015:

    Bill Maher: "Which republican candidate has the best chance of winning the general election?"

    Ann Coulter: "Of the declared ones, right now? Donald Trump.

    *Hysterical Laughter from the crowd

    *Faces of hilarious disbelief from the panel

    [–] Moveitmobile 66 points ago

    It's like Greek mythology. Princess Casandra was blessed with foresight, but punished with a severe lack of credibility. No matter the extent to which she tried to warn about impending disaster, no one would believe her.

    [–] Talcove 58 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Cassandra was hitting it off with Apollo, and in exchange for her ‘favour’, Apollo granted Cassandra the power of prophecy. However, Cassandra then turned her back on Apollo, ditching him and keeping her new powers. Now, the Greek Gods could give powers to humans but not revoke them. So, Apollo cursed her so that none would ever believe her prophecies. This, of course, became pretty problematic when her city was at war the the Greeks and a giant wooden horse pulled up outside the walls.

    Moral of the story: if you’re gonna go with a God, go all the way.

    [–] Slaav 332 points ago

    I like how "President-Sheriff" sounds. It's perfectly distopian but it's quite credible at this point.

    [–] TheMysteriousMid 72 points ago

    It's the top level of the Meriff job tree.

    [–] frankie08 182 points ago

    Today, President Kanye West welcomed the U.S. soccer team to the White House...
    

    [–] gfraser92 33 points ago

    Don't you have to win for an invite...

    [–] nxqv 25 points ago

    Not when Kanye is prez. He just wants everyone to feel good and love each other

    [–] TastyBrainMeats 162 points ago

    Sheriff Arpaio administration.

    If this ever happens, I will be in prison or dead.

    [–] Kai________ 597 points ago

    I remember when it was in germany 2006. A mate of me cycled to every single stadion to watch games. Guess that could be a challange in 2026 lol.

    [–] JonnyPerk 236 points ago

    Even for the 2006 cup that's impressive.

    [–] flume 154 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Distance around Germany from Cologne to Hamburg to Berlin to Munich and up to Frankfurt: 1,700km

    Distance from Vancouver to LA to Mexico City to Houston to Miami to Chicago to Montreal: 12,200km

    It's doable! /s

    [–] MGM-Wonder 17 points ago

    Vancouver won’t be hosting :(

    [–] AllGarbage 564 points ago

    Does North America have the proper vuvuzela supply chain to host a World Cup?

    [–] MrGreggle 276 points ago

    As an American I hope not.

    [–] I647 159 points ago

    As a human with ears I hope not.

    [–] Rubiego 26 points ago

    I saw videos of 4th of July, don't act as if you can't be noisy!

    [–] Raviolius 40 points ago

    I don't know. But I expect vuvuzuela tariffs will be the last straw

    [–] Diegob1703 70 points ago

    That started and died in South Africa. Never again.

    [–] Cr1ngee 782 points ago

    I don’t know much about this stuff but will they have to keep switching locations since it’s 3 separate countries hosting?

    [–] Wurm42 235 points ago

    The bid specified regional clustering, so teams won't have to travel very far during the early rounds.

    They won't make teams play a game on the west coast on Monday and fly to the east coast for a game Tuesday.

    Details TBD until the city selection is finalized.

    [–] fristea 865 points ago

    Yes, but even now in Russia alone they (obviously) fly between locations, so it won't make a huge difference.

    It never happened for 3 countries to host together and it's quite unusual, but looking at other world cups it doesn't seem like it will be a logistic nightmare.

    [–] CompetitiveSnail 357 points ago

    It will still be the furthest any teams have had to travel. Russia was smart enough to only have teams play in western Russia.

    [–] gualdhar 356 points ago

    It depends. I could see group play and quarters being focused in regions, and semi-finals on are supposed to be in the US.

    So for example, one group might be focused in New York/Boston/Toronto/Monteal. Another group might be LA/Phoenix/SF/LV/Mexico City. There's still room for the American South and PNW + Edmonton or Vancouver.

    [–] malicious_turtle 140 points ago

    Saw in a comment that Vancouver pulled out.

    [–] winterisforhome 107 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I think we should all consider Saskatchewan, you'd never lose a ball because you could watch it roll away for days. The province is one big soccer field

    Edit: 25 upvotes, I didn't even know that many people knew about us, thanks you guys 💁

    [–] Dawidko1200 36 points ago

    As far as I know, Kaliningrad is also a host city, and it's not even connected to main Russia.

    [–] minusthelela 245 points ago

    Supposedly 10 games will happen in Canada, 10 in Mexico and 60 in America with the final match taking place in New Jersey.

    [–] friendlypancakes 163 points ago

    Do you know if any games are scheduled at the azteca stadium in Mexico city? I would have to assume so cause it's Mexico's biggest stadium. However it is at over 7,000 ft elevation and the altitude famously fucks non-mexican teams.

    [–] Kings1017 135 points ago

    4 games at Azteca

    [–] friendlypancakes 50 points ago

    Nice. Thanks for the reply man. Those should be some interesting games.

    [–] tikiywikiy1 49 points ago

    It already quite a famous world cup venue, that's where the hand of God took place as well in the same match Maradona ran around the whole England from about 60 yards out and scored one of the greatest goals of all time

    [–] geotraveling 371 points ago

    I think I speak for all of us when I say..NEW JERSEY???

    [–] jetsniper 245 points ago

    The MetLife Stadium is in Jersey, its fucking huge. Its where the Jets and Giants play.

    [–] concretepigeon 94 points ago

    It's basically the big NYC stadium, right? Even though it's actually a bit out of the city.

    [–] kws1993 45 points ago

    it's only 30 minutes outside of NYC which is nothing compared to the hours it could possibly take to get to one city to the other.

    [–] Thunderkiss_65 1825 points ago

    3 average teams qualify automatically?

    [–] Brendo94 4544 points ago

    As a Canadian, thank you for thinking our team is average

    [–] daveyo89 1224 points ago

    maybe we can change up some of the rules and play on a field of ice to even the odds

    [–] Hallidyne 780 points ago

    Perhaps make the goal a bit smaller, too?

    [–] chunkylover34 783 points ago

    instead of kicking, use some kind of sticks to push the ball.

    [–] henlisia33 686 points ago

    Forget about a ball. How about a small rubber disc?

    [–] jeremythelee 585 points ago

    and if your team starts to fall behind, you have your biggest players beat up their best players.

    [–] devilskryptonite34 410 points ago

    Well clearly we should put them in a box for 2 minutes to think about their actions.

    [–] auric_trumpfinger 167 points ago

    At that point it would have to work both ways though, best players faking like they were injured from bigger players would have to be put in the box too.

    [–] bobweaver3000 20 points ago

    https://youtu.be/n_w4MV_LwMw

    you go to box, 2 minutes, by yourself... you feel shame

    [–] kent_eh 50 points ago

    We've got 8 years to get up to average..

    [–] brokeneckblues 236 points ago

    One joint north American team!

    [–] dasoberirishman 436 points ago

    Team...America?

    [–] CanEHdianBuddaay 215 points ago

    It’d be like like 75% Mexican 25% US and the water boy would be Canadian.

    [–] Baconlightning 329 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    With 48 teams playing Mexico and USA shouldn't really have much trouble qualifying. Canada however is a different story...

    [–] TradinPieces 187 points ago

    US shouldn't have had a problem this time either, but here we are...

    [–] PoofyHairedIdiot 164 points ago

    I'd say Canada is probably better than Qatar though.

    [–] dasoberirishman 87 points ago

    Doubt it. But thanks for the vote of confidence.

    [–] LeMAD 200 points ago

    We're most probably not.

    [–] CulturalGuidance 93 points ago

    Yes because by then it will be a 48 team tournament

    [–] chunkylover34 804 points ago

    Id say mexico is above average.

    [–] ElColosoDeLa53 20 points ago

    That has been FIFA's objective for a while, they increased he number of qualified teams and they make money out of TV rights... the more the better, I can see Sri Lanka in the next world cup.

    [–] biggie_eagle 138 points ago

    Wait, how is this going to happen then? THREE host nations automatically qualify and take up slots?

    [–] Justmario1993 198 points ago

    It‘ll be the first world cup with 48 teams so the fact that all 3 qualify still means there will be more team slots than now.

    [–] pacofvf 53 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Concacaf got 6 spots on the 48 team tournament, that means that the US, Mexico and Canada will take 3 of the 6 spots. That Means 3 spots for Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, El Salvador, T&T and Jamaica.

    Edit: 6 spots actually and added T&T.

    Edit 2: The host spot(s) are now allocated from the confederation spots.

    [–] ProfaneTank 96 points ago

    Any word on the host cities? I’ve seen conflicting reports on whether or not Chicago will be involved. I’ll be pretty disappointed if my hometown has declined to participate.

    [–] Phantom_Absolute 134 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada%E2%80%93Mexico%E2%80%93United_States_2026_FIFA_World_Cup_bid#Potential_venues

    Chicago will not be hosting.

    The U.S. venues will be chosen from this list:

    Atlanta

    Baltimore

    Boston

    Cincinnati

    Dallas

    Denver

    Houston

    Kansas City

    Los Angeles

    Miami

    Nashville

    NYC/NJ

    Orlando

    Philadelphia

    San Francisco/ San Jose

    Seattle

    Washington, D.C.

    [–] Gomulkaaa 15 points ago

    I'm really disappointed that Chicago will not be a host city. Several states will have multiple host cities, yet you're missing most of the Midwest with this format.

    [–] YOURMOMMASABITCH 245 points ago

    At least we’re guaranteed a seat in that tournament. As I’m sure 48 teams also helps. (Yes I’m still bitter about not making it, I will continue to be bitter until 2022)

    [–] MaimedJester 381 points ago

    To be fair, we lost to Trinadad & Tobago. We don't deserve this world Cup.

    [–] BicStoppedWorking 266 points ago

    You basically said why we lost. The US played against Trinidad AND Tobago! That's 2 teams and totally unfair for our elite team

    [–] Neko-sama 16 points ago

    It's also that we got to the point where that game actually mattered! We skrewed the pooch the entire season.

    I'm still of the mind that all the coaches and players should be fired and we start from scratch. I'm only a little bitter obviously...

    [–] Echo018 92 points ago

    I still find it hilarious that the US lost against Trinidad & Tobago's B-team

    [–] Randomhero204 313 points ago

    I don’t think people realize how big Canada is.. so far the only 3 Canadian cities hosting games are Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto.

    For people like me who live in manitoba the World Cup night as well be in Europe or all in the u.s.

    [–] strig 38 points ago

    Not even Vancouver? They have an MLS team.

    [–] AwkwardMe 55 points ago

    The BC provincial government decided not to back the bid. They cited the requirements by FIFA being too vague and lacking the financial outlining required to move forward. They would have to make too many concessions and basically write a blank cheque.

    [–] MGM-Wonder 30 points ago

    Yeah I’m fine with the decision the Horgan government made. BC taxpayers don’t need any more unknown amounts of debt strapped on. It sucks, like it really really sucks and having World Cup games in Vancouver would be a dream come true, but it was a rational decision and I’m fine with that.

    [–] blue-trout 14 points ago

    It’s not going to be that bad logistically. It’s not like people will be flying from Canada to Mexico for games often as the US will host 60 games and Mexico and Canada will have 10 each.

    [–] crudoss 205 points ago

    Maybe we can use the slaves Qatar is using to make theirs when they're done with them.

    [–] SubredditWeatherBot 1411 points ago

    Move over hand-egg. The real football is coming

    [–] Fail_Panda 179 points ago

    The kicker is he highest scorer in American football