Wednesday, June 13, 2018

North American Union (NAU) to Host 2026 World Cup of Soccer - One More Nail in Canada's Coffin

Proposed Flag of North American Union

World Cup 2026: Canada, US & Mexico joint bid wins right to host tournament

At this time when the newz is full of Trump's bellicose "attacks" on Canada and Mexico --threatening tariffs and walls...we have the interesting counterpoint announcement that the three "countries" will be co-hosting the 2026 World Cup.  I agree with some of my blogging colleagues that Trump is just an actor and, lately he has been playing the role of "Big Blue Meanie" in the triad represented by the NAU flag above.  He's pretending to respect the sovereignty of Canada and Mexico by pretending to fight their nationalistic  trade and border laws.

It's all a "drama" filled-distraction from the backdoor "full speed ahead' efforts that have been going on unabated for decades--to absorb [harmonize] Canada and Mexico into a North American Union. Every so often the true agenda rises to the surface of the continental it has this morning with the announcement that the NAU will host the World Cup in 2026.  There it is in black and white.  Please read the following report from the BBC and I will have more comments to follow:

The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico after their joint bid beat Morocco's proposal to host it.

The 'United 2026' bid was selected by Fifa member nations, winning 134 votes compared to 65 for Morocco. The 2026 tournament will be the biggest World Cup ever held - with 48 teams playing 80 matches over 34 days.

"Football is the only victor. We are all united in football," US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro said. "Thank you so, so much for this incredible honour. Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege."

Of the 211 Fifa member nations, 200 cast a vote at the 68th Fifa Congress in Moscow on Wednesday, with the winning bid needing a majority of 104. Canada, Mexico, Morocco and the US were exempt, while Ghana was absent after the country's government said it had disbanded its football association amid allegations of "widespread" corruption.

Three US territories - Guam, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico - were among the other member nations to not vote.

Both Mexico (1970 and 1986) and the United States (1994) have previously hosted World Cups. Canada staged the Women's World Cup in 2015.


Greencrow says: Frankly, my dears, I don't give a damn about soccer.  I find it excruciatingly boring...especially when compared to my favourite sport--hockey.  And, given my age, I likely won't even be around for the 2026 games.  But I have to acknowledge that soccer is probably the most popular sport in the world and in modern times has come to represent nationality...each country in Europe and Asia particularly identifying their national pride with how well their soccer team does! So when the rest of the world looks at the 2026 cup...what will they be thinking about the hosts?  They will be thinking that the US is holding the world cup and that it owns Canada and Mexico as peripheral colonies.  That is the reality.  Maybe some people don't mind that reality...perhaps even a majority in Canada and Mexico don't mind [but I somehow doubt it], but I mind.  I can remember a time when Canada could have hosted the World Cup on its tiny Morocco wanted to. 

Here is a more detailed breakdown from RT of how the World Cup will be hosted.  Please read and I will have final comments to follow:

The North American joint bid comprising the USA, Mexico and Canada has won the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The decision was announced at FIFA's annual congress in Moscow on Wednesday.

The bid beat off competition from Morocco and was chosen in a vote by 203 of FIFA’s 210 member federations present in the Russian capital, one day before the World Cup 2018 opener in the city between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia.

The 'United Bid' for the three North American countries won 134 votes compared to 65 for Morocco. The North American bid was seen as a safer bet than Morocco, whose proposal was deemed "high risk" in several key areas. The North American tournament will see games take place in up to 16 stadiums, the majority of which will be in the USA. All of the stadiums already exist, and will only require renovation ahead of the tournament. The expanded format in 2026 will include 48 teams, playing a total of 80 matches. The US would host 60 of those games, while Canada and Mexico would hold 10 each.
The Moroccan bid offered a tournament spread across 14 stadiums in 12 cities, but would have involved an estimated $16 billion spend on stadiums and infrastructure. An inspection report on Morocco by FIFA had highlighted three “high-risk” areas – stadiums, hotels, and transport – which were widely seen as undermining the country’s efforts to bring a second World Cup to Africa. There were also concerns over “unexplored risks” in the area of human rights.

For the USA it will be a second time as World Cup hosts, following the tournament in 1994, while for Mexico it will be an unprecedented third time after holding the event in 1970 and 1986. It will be a World Cup first for Canada. In his acceptance speech, US Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro said: “Thank you so, so very much for this incredible honor,” AP reported.

Yes, I'm sure I'm in the minority in objecting to this trampling on Canadian sovereignty. I'm a "party pooper" to those soccer enthusiasts who don't care where the games are long as they can go and watch.  Well, blogging is definitely NOT a popularity contest.  Someone needs to speak out about this back-door relinquishment of national sovereignty by the Canadian government.  Folks...this is how they're going about it.  They're going to put Canadians and Mexicans to sleep and then behind their backs...steal the little bit of sovereignty left.  This is what is going on with NAFTA--what do you even need a "free trade agreement" for anyway?  The next step will be when Canada "is not allowed" to host sports events without "permission". 

Just take a look at how the "National Hockey League" is run and how many times Canadian teams get to make it to the final.  I have always said that Canada should have its OWN CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE...just like our "Canadian Football League"...with only Canadian teams and representative teams from all the provinces and territories.  I would gladly relinquish the Stanley Cup to the US-run "National Hockey League"--if only Canadian teams could pull out of the NHL and become part of an all Canadian league.  Then in the Spring each year Canadians could watch Canadian teams competing for a "Canada Cup".  But Noooooooooo.  This will NEVER happened because ITS NOT ALLOWED!  It would threaten the NAU. 

But back to the World Cup.  One silver lining to this morning's depressing announcement is that Vancouver will not be hosting any of the 10 meagre games allowed to Canada.  Here is that detail as reported in the National Post:

The mayors of two of Canada’s host cities celebrated the early-morning announcement on Twitter. Both Valerie Plante of Montreal and John Tory of Toronto retweeted a video of the bid team reacting to the news, with Tory adding, “”We won! The 2026 World Cup is coming to Canada, the U.S. & Mexico!”

Vancouver will watch from the sidelines after the B.C. government, citing concerns over the possible costs of being a host city, was unable to come to terms with the bid committee. Chicago and Minneapolis also withdrew, citing similar worries.

Now that the NAU has actually won the bid for the World Cup...there will be enormous pressure put on Vancouver to host some of the games.  But if they don't...that will be good for naysayers like me-- who don't want to be reminded that we are not being allowed to host the games as a sovereign nation [like little Morocco wanted to].  At least we won't have the humiliation rubbed in our the local level.

Yes, the North American Union is coming at us faster than ever.  With the coming collapse of NAFTA and, as Trump just suggested, "No tariffs at all!"...[hello....isn't that what happens when there's only one federal administration????!!!!] and with the enormous world-wide public perception of one country that will prevail after the NAU hosts the World Cup. I don't see Canada surviving another decade.  But if that's what Canadians want?  Who am I to stop them...after all...I likely won't be around anyway.  In fact, I very much look forward to NOT being around if and when Canada ceases to exist as a country.


Northerntruthseeker said...

Soccer boring????? Grrrrrrrr... And here I am a life long soccer fan!!!!!

I am not yet sold on this World Cup joint venture in 2026 being a step towards a "north american union", at least not yet... I see it as a joint venture due to the massive COST to any nation that has previously hosted this event....

It will be interesting over the next while to see what happens in our nation due to this NAU idea though... With this so called 'trade imbalance' and "trade war" going on right now between the US and Canada, we as Canadians have a lot more to worry about immediately rather than think about this "NAU" idea...

Thanks Crow, for this article BTW.....

greencrow said...


I was thinking about you when I dissed soccer. I know most people in the world find it fascinating "The Beautiful Sport". I went to one soccer game in my life...but just about fell asleep at the slowness of it. The game ended without either side scoring a goal!

The NAU "idea" is almost a done deal...but Canadians are totally unaware...and that's the plan. Trump is an Oscar-winning actor in the block-buster drama "US takes over Canada and Mexico--without a whimper from the poor saps living there".

Anonymous said...

I played soccer in grades 7-9 (goalie, middle halfback), my daughter was the leading scorer on a HS girls' squad coached by a Greek World Cup player, and her son is now involved; he just finished fourth grade as a goalie and rusjing center fullback and will play 8 seasons in middle school. Hockey can be seen as violent, but I appreciuate that many like the sport; D-I NCAA where violence is regulated is a beautiful game. Individual athletic excellence is always enjoyable to witness. Furthermore, it cannot be owned by the State.


greencrow said...

Hi Ed(itor)

Thanks for your comment. The young man (15 year old) next door...who I have watched play street soccer since he was a toddler and banged his soccer ball into our back now playing for a very prestigious team and has been invited to play soccer over in Europe. I very much look forward to talking with him about the World Cup this year.

However. All sports are exploited by the state. I am absolutely disgusted with the way that the US forces military displays at all the football and hockey games...and this crap about the "National Anthem". Gawd! I never turn on a hockey game before it's 15 minutes into the 1st period...because I don't want to be exposed to the "Anthem" brainwashing propaganda.

IMO, Sports are slowly taking on the function that religion used to perform in society...controlling, distracting and brainwashing.

greencrow said...

And I think it's important also to note that the NAFTA "fights" between the US and Canada/Mexico and the "co-hosting of the World Cup", while they seem incongruous, are both working towards the same aim..."harmonization". Anyone who can't see through the CHARADE of Canada, Mexico and US "fighting" over NAFTA.... while at the same time "co-hosting" [I believe this is the first time the World Cup of Soccer has ever been co-hosted, somebody correct me if I'm wrong] the World very naïve.

kerdasi amaq said...

South Korea and Japan co-hosted a World Cup in 2002 after South Korea crashed Japan's party.

The real problem with soccer is the paucity of goal scoring attempts. It's so defensive minded because coaches are too scared to attack.

Canadian Wildflower said...

I'm not a sports fan of any variety, be it hockey, soccer, baseball, or what-have-you. But I do agree that entertainment (no-think-ment) of ALL varieties is done to distract the masses from true reality -- both political AND spiritual -- JUST LIKE ROMAN TIMES. When Rome was so decadent (dee-KAY-dent)it had not much longer to survive, the circus shows were flourishing. And the people loved to have it so... It is the same today... You cannot go ANYWHERE without being bombarded by some type of "entertainment". It would never do to give the goyim time to actually THINK...!
Thanks for the article!

Anonymous said...

The one thing I loath about soccer is watching these fairies take a dive to get a penalty or the way they lay there looking for the call and when getting up you know it is an act
Imagine they have to cheat to win,win at all costs,winning is everything
That is what I always say
Cmon guys
Win the game fairly instead of using rules and baiting someone so you can get a free shot
You f in fairy
I see hockey and soccer as the same
All games are boring
Hockey is barbaric
When I was young and remember watching when we played the Canadians and I used to say wow,these fans look boring and refined and polite.
Our fans are barbaric,insane and rowdy.
As a youth I thought there style wasskating and passing and less bang the f ck out of your opponent and ours was slow it down with pounding the f out of the opponent
There was a movie called slapshot that confessed what hockey was about
Without the hitting and fighting,hockey would be boring
I thought Russian and Canada style was all about the passing and skills which Amerikan style has killed that style and I see Canadians and Russians behaving barbaric
When I was young I thought Canada had two leagues
One with the NHL and the other where the talent came from
But what do I know
All sports are boring anyway
Just a group of people taking your money for entertainment purposes
Who cares
The one great thing about soccer
NO commercials
If you played,the action is not 2 boring
Low scoring is no big deal.
But winning like a fairy with a penalty kick

Anonymous said...

Perhas all sports at a high organized level (college and above) are exploited by State, but most of us learned to play in our backyards where State was never present in any form or forum. Most of that exploitation, btw, stems from money, i.e., gred, control, fraud, etc., which are not solely owned by State.)


Anonymous said...

I believe the world cup was co hosted between Japan and Sth Korea in 2002