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World Cup Daily: Spain in chaos, 2026 hosts named, kickoff finally here

9 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

The big day is almost here! However, while Russia and Saudi Arabia prepare to kick off the World Cup on Thursday, the buildup has been overshadowed by events away from the opening game. Spain have a new coach, while North America is celebrating ...
The big story
* The reign in Spain ends mainly in pain... for Julen Lopetegui, at least. In the first "What. Just. Happened?" moment of the 2018 World Cup, La Roja axed their head coach on the eve of the tournament and less than 24 hours after...
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Superstars, sleepers and shocks: Team-by-team guide to the World Cup

Superstars, sleepers and shocks: Team-by-team guide to the World Cup

9 days ago   |   By New York Post

The Post's breakdown of the World Cup, which begins Thursday: Group A Hosts draw weakest group in field, with Egypt - led by Mo Salah - and Uruguay the only real threats Egypt Odds: 500/1 2014: Did not qualify FIFA rank: 45 Formation: 4-2-3-1 Schedule: June 15 vs. Uruguay; June 19 vs. Russia; June 25...
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Why you shouldn't root for these countries in the 2018 World Cup

9 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Martin Rogers discusses Russia's first time as a World Cup host, the underdogs of the tournament and if a South American country can their its World Cup in Europe since 1958. There will be no “America First” in this World Cup. No America anywhere, for that matter. The U.S. will be sitting out the world's biggest party and, as the old saying goes, misery loves company. Let your friends break out their Neymar jerseys or go ga-ga for Iceland. Every team that begins play later this week in Russia is flawed, and you'll spare yourself a lot of pain over the next...
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U.S. to host 2026 World Cup, with neighbors

9 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament. The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday. The vote by football federations was public, in contrast to secrecy surrounding the ballot by FIFA's elected board members for the 2018 and 2022 hosts, Russia and Qatar, in 2010. The U.S. proposed staging 60 out...
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Safa boss Danny Jordaan happy with decision to shun Morocco's Fifa World Cup bid

Safa boss Danny Jordaan happy with decision to shun Morocco's Fifa World Cup bid

9 days ago   |   By Goal

Fifa announced the 2026 World Cup hosts on Wednesday as Morocco failed to impress in their fifth attempt
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Atlanta's hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid

9 days ago   |   By Seattle Pi

ATLANTA - Atlanta's burgeoning soccer scene was featured in North America's successful bid for 2026 World Cup.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium was shown off in the videos the North American bid officials played for FIFA voters Wednesday in Russia. The images were all shiny, new and impressive - from the stadium's retractable roof and huge oval video board to the all-important shots of sellout crowds for MLS Atlanta United.
The video evidence helped sway FIFA to overwhelmingly approve the bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada. The bid suggested Atlanta and Dallas as host sites for 2026...
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Atlanta's hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid

Atlanta's hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid

9 days ago   |   By USA Today

Atlanta's burgeoning soccer scene has prominent role in North America's successful bid to land the 2026 World Cup
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Atlanta's hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid

Atlanta's hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid

9 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

ATLANTA Atlanta's burgeoning soccer scene was featured in North America's successful bid for 2026 World Cup.
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