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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018!

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » June 7th, 2018, 8:31 am

Tailsfan101 wrote:
4Head wrote:Allegiance: England
4 teams: England, England, England, England.
Champion: England

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Dark horse: England

Fun fact: England isn't actually a country. No, I'm not lying...

England is not a sovereign nation, but it is definitely considered a country: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countries ... ed_Kingdom
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018!

Postby 49ers » June 7th, 2018, 11:00 am

Allegiance to: Spain
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Dark Horse: Argentina. I mean, Lionel Messi.
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018!

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » June 7th, 2018, 7:27 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:Fun fact: England isn't actually a country. No, I'm not lying...

That depends on your definition of country.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018!

Postby TheChiScientist » June 13th, 2018, 2:47 pm

YAY! WORLD CUP 2026 COMING TO NORTH AMERICA! :) :) :) :o
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018!

Postby Things2do » June 13th, 2018, 5:32 pm

TheChiScientist wrote:YAY! WORLD CUP 2026 COMING TO NORTH AMERICA! :) :) :) :o

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018!

Postby pajobubo » June 13th, 2018, 6:13 pm

Canada, Mexico, and USA.

It'll also be the first cup with 48 teams, up from 32. Inauguration will be in the estadio azteca.

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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » June 13th, 2018, 6:15 pm

For more details about the "where" question:

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018!

Postby Things2do » June 13th, 2018, 10:44 pm

EastStroudsburg13 wrote:For more details about the "where" question:

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So the exact location is still up in the air?
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018!

Postby hippo9 » June 13th, 2018, 11:16 pm

Things2do wrote:
EastStroudsburg13 wrote:For more details about the "where" question:

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So the exact location is still up in the air?

I think that map shows all locations where games will be held...
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018!

Postby TheChiScientist » June 14th, 2018, 5:27 am

Yup. Still salty about Chicago turning down their bid. :x But North America will be cool. Time to renew my passport! :D
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018!

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » June 14th, 2018, 5:34 am

I believe the US city list may get cut down slightly, but there will still be 15-20 stadiums total. They can't physically host that amount of games without using many different locations.
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018!

Postby DarthBuilder » June 14th, 2018, 7:12 am

EastStroudsburg13 wrote:I believe the US city list may get cut down slightly, but there will still be 15-20 stadiums total. They can't physically host that amount of games without using many different locations.

Pretty surprised that not one match will be in Chicago
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018!

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » June 14th, 2018, 7:23 am

DarthBuilder wrote:
EastStroudsburg13 wrote:I believe the US city list may get cut down slightly, but there will still be 15-20 stadiums total. They can't physically host that amount of games without using many different locations.

Pretty surprised that not one match will be in Chicago

They were offered, but declined.
Matthew McGrath, a spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wrote:FIFA could not provide a basic level of certainty on some major unknowns that put our city and taxpayers at risk. The uncertainty for taxpayers, coupled with FIFA’s inflexibility and unwillingness to negotiate, were clear indications that further pursuit of the bid wasn’t in Chicago’s best interests.
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018!

Postby TheChiScientist » June 14th, 2018, 8:13 am

EastStroudsburg13 wrote:
DarthBuilder wrote:
EastStroudsburg13 wrote:I believe the US city list may get cut down slightly, but there will still be 15-20 stadiums total. They can't physically host that amount of games without using many different locations.

Pretty surprised that not one match will be in Chicago

They were offered, but declined.
Matthew McGrath, a spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wrote:FIFA could not provide a basic level of certainty on some major unknowns that put our city and taxpayers at risk. The uncertainty for taxpayers, coupled with FIFA’s inflexibility and unwillingness to negotiate, were clear indications that further pursuit of the bid wasn’t in Chicago’s best interests.

Yet I call B.S. :roll: :x They have hosted Copa America which is a MAJOR event. The economic benefits would be huge for Chicago. Still salty :evil:
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018!

Postby TheChiScientist » June 17th, 2018, 12:00 pm

VIVA MEXICO! What an upset today!! :shock: :D :D
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