The US, Mexico and Canada have just submitted a joint bid to host the the 2026 World Cup. But is it a fair deal for fans across the three countries?
David Rudin, Toronto based football writer; Duncan Tucker, another football writer, based in Guadalajara; and Bryan Armen Graham, The Guardian US deputy sports editor, share their opinions about it today at The Guardian newspaper.
Tucker writes: “It rankles with Mexicans that their country, which boasts a much richer footballing tradition than the US, is being treated as its junior partner. With tensions already running high between both nations during the Donald Trump era, the plans for Mexico to host just 10 out of 80 games and none from the quarter-finals onwards have come as a shock and another slap in the face to many Mexicans. Their enthusiasm dampened, some fans have even called on Mexico’s Football Federation to withdraw from the bid unless they are guaranteed more games.”
Read the whole article at The Guardian.