15:38, Wed 13 Jun
LondonBlue
The Morocco bid looked much better. A new country to host, good cities (Casablanca, Marrakesh etc). Easier to travel. Better timezone from a British perspective.

This 'United' bid was purely chosen for money (td) Plus Mexico and the US have hosted it before (td)

Easier to travel?
15:42, Wed 13 Jun
Great news. America eff yeah
15:53, Wed 13 Jun
with the expansion to 48 teams there would presumably be concern Morocco would not have enough stadiums.


I think there have been reports that FIFA would like Qatar to agree to co-host so that they could expand that tournament to 48 teams too, but Qatar are resistant to that.


Looks like joint bids are the future as far as FIFA are concerned. I guess England could still bid by themselves, but suspect co-hosting with Scotland and Wales may be a stronger position (partly selling it as two countries who had not previously hosted).
Holdsworth_MaraSonner
Does this mean all 3 countries qualify automatically? That's a bit strange if so.

Wouldn't suprise me if the number of WC teams isn't upped by then, like the euros.
It doesn’t make that much difference for European teams.

16 qualify rather than 13 (or 14 if there is a European host)
16:25, Wed 13 Jun
And tbf when the Euros has been co-hosted it's meant 2 of the 16 teams qualified automatically.

3 out of 32 doesn't seem so bad and it probably will be an expanded tournament by then.
@LeMod1875
18:05, Wed 13 Jun
USA is an excellent choice for me. Have family that live just north of Houston so If England can qualify and be based in either Houston or Dallas then we are sorted. Just a quick hop up or down the I45.

Or I could base in Las Vegas and from there hit LA or San Fran.

Also Ideal if you take kids to Orlando as you can base in Florida for the Orlando or Miami games.

And if NE USA is more for you then you have great options with the 5 host cities from DC to Boston and not to mention the 2 Canadian cities just over the border.

Internal flights in USA are so easy to navigate and loads of cheap flights available.

Its a win win for me.
Turn left when you get on a plane.
18:15, Wed 13 Jun
JCL
JCL
Maybe FIFA are trying to be a bit more sensible about it all and make hosting the World Cup less expensive.

I’d assume that between those three countries they have pretty much all the infrastructure and stadiums in place already, or wold just require some upgrades, as a posed to a country that has to build everything from scratch, kill many workers, bankrupt the economy and then have fancy dan empty stadiums as a legacy.

None of that is relevant

FIFA have gone for maximum ££&​pound;£££

People hoping for XYZ for England might be disappointed. IMO they will put England in Canada (also France)

Saying that, it will be superb if they do!
@Bluewurst1875
18:27, Wed 13 Jun
Skitters
with the expansion to 48 teams there would presumably be concern Morocco would not have enough stadiums.


I think there have been reports that FIFA would like Qatar to agree to co-host so that they could expand that tournament to 48 teams too, but Qatar are resistant to that.


Looks like joint bids are the future as far as FIFA are concerned. I guess England could still bid by themselves, but suspect co-hosting with Scotland and Wales may be a stronger position (partly selling it as two countries who had not previously hosted).

That would only add 3 or 4 extra stadia?
The Right Reverand Charcy Blue Blue
European Bob
Istanblue
The distance thing is a bit of a red herring. The main problem as far as I'm concerned is that the USA has now had two World Cups in three decades and Mexico hosted it three times. Morocco have never had it and the whole of Africa has hosted one World Cup ever. The choice for maximum variety and fairness would've been Morocco.

This was my thoughts on it.

Considering the level of interest in football between us and the USA, they’ll have had 2 in 9 tournaments whereas we will have had 0 in the last 15

I am pretty confident that England will win the next one in the European cycle.

GB... Final at Wembley, s/f''s at Cardiff , & Hampden or Celtic Park. And q/f's at Wembley, Cardiff & Glasgow, plus Old Trafford. All group games in London, Brum, L'pool, N'castle, Sheffield, Man City, Derby, Southampton etc. Aim to take the game all round our, small, country - Ibrox too- one group game per ground. However, political changes may scupper this plan...

KRO










, Southampton, Leeds, S'land, Boro etc. AIM for only one group game per ground....Take it round the UK (Ibrox too), and place teams strategically,...Chamging political landscape may scupper this plan though...
Yum, Yum, Gimme Some...
05:18, Thu 14 Jun
I'll be hoping for Dallas Houston for England as I'm in San Antonio be great if we end up there. But either way can't wait will just travel wherever we are (tu)
07:00, Thu 14 Jun
I look forward to the joint England/Isle of Wight bid for 2030.
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