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    Sure....they are the ones pouring most of the money into this, they deserve the vast share of the matches.

    Also, US stadiums are much better equipped for big games than Can-Mex (with exception of Aztec Stadium).

    I really wouldn't pay to see matches like Saudi vs Russia.....but then again I pay to see games like Habs vs Coyotes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolex View Post
    Sure....they are the ones pouring most of the money into this, they deserve the vast share of the matches.

    Also, US stadiums are much better equipped for big games than Can-Mex (with exception of Aztec Stadium).

    I really wouldn't pay to see matches like Saudi vs Russia.....but then again I pay to see games like Habs vs Coyotes
    Agreed , I think most of the facilities are probably in place already in the USA with hotels and lodging for players in surrounding areas .

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    Welcome to hosting the World Cup together, my Canadian friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffbear View Post
    Welcome to hosting the World Cup together, my Canadian friends.
    Should be fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krustchev View Post
    “Co-host” is a generous term here. Canada and Mehico are getting 10 matches each. U.S. gets 60 and all matches from the quarterfinals onward.
    It's kind of like how Trump prefers to do free trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEEMAN View Post
    Should be fun
    If we are still alive then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy1 View Post
    If we are still alive then.
    Not sure how this works......are we automatically in as a host ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEEMAN View Post
    Not sure how this works......are we automatically in as a host ?
    Yeah we are. It is also expanding to 48 teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GEEMAN View Post
    Not sure how this works......are we automatically in as a host ?
    LOL I meant if "we" older folks are still alive to see this happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEEMAN View Post
    Not sure how this works......are we automatically in as a host ?
    not official yet but it seems that way
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    Due to our dumb NDP govt, we aren't hosting games in Vancouver
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    Thats sad and makes no sense, BC is a hot bed of soccer, they deserve a couple of games.

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    probably better things to spend money on
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    probably better things to spend money on
    Oilers? Edmonton is in the running along with Montreal and Toronto

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    schools, roads, etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    schools, roads, etc
    Meh boring, even the supremely serious Montreal mayor has time to talk sports

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    i am personally fine with it but im not sure there is some great economic benefit that out weighs the risk
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    schools, roads, etc
    $200 million is nothing these days, sad as that might be.

    Furthermore, the money never gets to those issues, and it is the nice cop out from the NDP when it never wants anyone to have a cool celebration. NDP was against Expo86, was against the Winter Olympics and is against the World Cup. The former two put Vancouver on the map.

    The NDP will probably waste that much money on some truth and reconciliation symposium or on its lawsuit against the federal government over a pipeline.

    The NDP doesn't recognize the benefits to youth when these kind of events come to town. It inspires youth to work hard, stay active etc. The facilities built can and often are lasting legacies that cannot be quantified.

    Anyway, Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto can enjoy the games while we watch on tv. I bet they figure out a way for Canada to play in all three cities.

    They also don't recognize the benefits of
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    vancouver just had the winter games
    the map is fine

    benefits for youth soccer (assuming there are any - see London games) will probably happen with it being in canada anyway
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    Montreal? Well, as long as they get natural grass in the Big O.
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