Author Topic: How many countries get a "bye" in 2026 World Cup?  (Read 175 times)

Offline Forever Fulham

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How many countries get a "bye" in 2026 World Cup?
« on: June 19, 2018, 01:27:37 AM »
Three countries to host the Cup in 2026: U.S., Mexico, and Canada.  Traditionally, the host country gets a bye, doesn't have to qualify to play.  But it would seem wrong to me to award byes to all three host countries in 2026.  Did they come up with a special rule for that Cup, since three countries will be hosting?  That's a big chunk of CONCACAF!     

Offline YankeeJim

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Re: How many countries get a "bye" in 2026 World Cup?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 05:35:50 PM »
Good question. If all three get a bye, doesn't that mean that other CONCACAF teams are automatically eliminated. Either that or CONCACAF gets six places. I think not.