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Webb: Concacaf's turn is next
May 13th, 2014 10PM

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[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.


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  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.


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