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Football Language: Joint bid

joint bid What is the meaning of the phrase ‘Joint bid’ in football?

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Joint bid

This week the phrase ‘joint bid‘ has been used quite a lot when the Concacaf president,Victor Montagliani announced that three countries from his region: Canada, the USA and Mexico are going to bid, or ask for, a chance to host the 2026 World Cup. Usually only one country bids for the right to hold the competition but with the number of teams participating increasing – remember we will have 48 teams in the 2026 World Cup – it’s now more difficult for one country to do this – hence a joint bid; a bid involving more than one country. A joint bid.

  • Example: ‘US, Canada and Mexico set to submit joint bid to host 2026 World Cup’ (Guardian online)

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