Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Webb: Concacaf's turn is next
May 13th, 2014 10PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  soccer business, world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP 2026] Concacaf president Jeffrey Webb say his region should be awarded the 2026 World Cup, ending a wait of 32 years to return to the region.

The 2018 tournament was supposed to return to Concacaf, but FIFA scrapped its rotation system in 2007 after selecting Brazil as the 2014 host. Russia was awarded the 2018 finals and the 2022 World Cup went to Qatar, which beat out the USA, 14-8, in the fourth round of voting.

"From a Concacaf perspective, our focus for the World Cup is 2026," Webb told a group of reporters on Tuesday. "We're committed to that. That's not about the USA hosting the World Cup, for us it's about a confederation standpoint. Concacaf was obviously hard done [by] when [the] rotation stopped, we were the ones who lost out because it should have been our turn after Brazil. When the rotation stopped, obviously it impacted us the most."

Under the new system, countries cannot host the World Cup if another nation from their confederations had staged either of the past two finals. That rules out Europe and Asia in 2026. Webb proposes that Concacaf get behind one bidder. The USA, Mexico and Canada have all expressed some interest.

"Obviously, we believe our best chances is to put one member forward, one country forward, one bid forward, that gives us our best opportunity," he said. "Concacaf has 35 votes and of course if you split those votes amongst ourselves you're defeating the purpose."

The voting for future World Cup hosts is expected to be done by all FIFA members -- currently 209 -- instead of members of the executive committee. Recent votes have been marred by allegations of corruption.


1 comment
  1. Margaret Manning
    commented on: May 14, 2014 at 7:10 p.m.
    Allegations of corruption? Ha. It's also of some interest to the fans around the world to be able to attend a World Cup without temps of 120 degrees or armed robbers roaming the streets.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Sounders beef up attack with Austrian international Ivanschitz    
Seattle has taken steps to kick-start its sputtering attack, which hasn't scored in the last four ...
McInerney traded again, this time to Crew SC    
Just a day before his 23rd birthday, the young man known as JackMac has been traded ...
Report | Brad Evans on CBA: 'We handcuffed ourselves'    
Five months after the MLS Players Union and MLS reached an agreement on a new Collective ...
CCL: Brutal road trip takes RSL to Guatemala City    
The good news is Real Salt Lake is battling on three fronts. The bad news is ...
Milestone victory is well-timed for busy Whitecaps    
Vancouver climbed back on top of the Western Conference by thumping archrival Seattle, 3-0, in its ...
Crowd Count: Sounders suffer rare loss before big crowd    
The crowd of 53,125 for the Seattle-Vancouver match was the Sounders' largest home crowd of the ...
Timbers say adios to 'La Gata' Fernandez    
The Portland Timbers and 31-year-old Argentine Gaston Fernandez have mutually agreed to parted ways, allowing the ...
What They're Saying: Abby Wambach    
"Look, we're not talking about wanting to be paid just like the men. We understand their ...
What They're Saying: Cristiano Ronaldo    
"Do you want me to be honest? It doesn't worry me at all. I do my ...
What They're Saying: Pep Guardiola    
"When he does not have injury problems, I am completely convinced he will do very well ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives