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2018 World Cup stadiums hosting matches in Russia: A guide

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be here before you know it. Some of soccer's biggest names will compete in the 64-game tournament, which will be held in 12 different stadiums across Russia over the next few weeks. These spaces, spread across 11 different cities, can hold tens of thousands of people. (The “anticipated gross capacity” for each of the venues in a “finished state” is listed below and comes from FIFA.) Read on to see where the matches will take place and what else you should know. Kaliningrad Stadium Capacity: 35,000 Kaliningrad Stadium is located in Kaliningrad, which is the...
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The 2026 World Cup is coming to North America. Here's what you need to know

The 2026 World Cup is coming to North America. Here's what you need to know

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

After years and years of planning and campaigning, U.S. Soccer finally got what it desired on Wednesday: Another men's World Cup on home soil. FIFA's 200-plus members awarded the 2026 edition of the world's greatest sporting event to North America, meaning the World Cup is coming to the U.S., Mexico and Canada in eight years time. The most important aspect of the plan is that 60 of the 80 games - 80, because the World Cup is expanding to 48 teams in 2026 - will be played in the United States.
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‘You lose revenue' - Onigbinde counts the cost of Morocco losing 2026 World Cup to America

‘You lose revenue' - Onigbinde counts the cost of Morocco losing 2026 World Cup to America

4 days ago   |   By Sporting News

The north Africans missed out on the chance of staging the biggest football tourney with the football aficionado disclosing what the country will miss
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World Cup 2018 Predictions: Who Will Win?

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

World Cup 2018 predictions are starting to surface as soccer fans prepare for the event begin staring on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Here are some of the top World Cup 2018 predictions.
“There are favourites - including Germany
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US, Canada eager for 2026 World Cup spotlight

US, Canada eager for 2026 World Cup spotlight

4 days ago   |   By USA Today

North American sports fans are cheering FIFA's decision to select the U.S., Canada and Mexico as hosts for the 2026 World Cup.
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U.S., Mexico & Canada to jointly host 2026 World Cup

4 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 event 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 of the 80...
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Brazil at €950m, Croatia at €390m - Which World Cup 2018 squad has the highest transfer value?

Brazil at €950m, Croatia at €390m - Which World Cup 2018 squad has the highest transfer value?

4 days ago   |   By Goal

Brazil boast the likes of Neymar, Coutinho and Ederson, but are they the most valued team that will appear in Russia this summer?
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Mixed emotions in B.C. as North America announced World Cup host

Mixed emotions in B.C. as North America announced World Cup host

4 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

VANCOUVER - When World Cup soccer comes to North America, Vancouver will be on the sidelines, creating mixed feelings for leaders in sports, business and politics.
Soccer's international governing body has approved Canada, Mexico and the U.S. as joint hosts of the 2026 tournament, and Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton are all candidates for where games could be played.
Vancouver was also on the initial list, but the British Columbia government withdrew its support in March after it couldn't come to an agreement with FIFA on how much hosting would cost.
B.C. Premier John Horgan said Wednesday...
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Daniel Amokachi explains why Morocco bid for 2026 World Cup flopped

Daniel Amokachi explains why Morocco bid for 2026 World Cup flopped

4 days ago   |   By Goal

The 2026 tournament will be the biggest World Cup ever held - with 48 teams playing 80 matches over 34 days
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Mohamed Salah almost 100 percent likely to face Uruguay - Egypt coach

4 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Mohamed Salah returned to Egypt training ahead of their opening World Cup match against Uruguay.
With Mo Salah still recovering, Ed Dove discusses what fans can expect from Egypt at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Egypt head coach Hector Cuper says he's optimistic about Mohamed Salah being fit to play at this month's World Cup in Russia.
Mohamed Salah has recovered from a shoulder injury and will play in Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay, coach Hector Cuper said on Thursday.
"I can almost 100 percent say he will play, save for any unforeseen factors at the last minute," Cuper...
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World Cup Betting odds: Neymar well backed for Golden Boot in Russia

World Cup Betting odds: Neymar well backed for Golden Boot in Russia

4 days ago   |   By Goal

The 26-year-old Brazil forward is dabblebet's worst result in this popular market with punters putting their faith in him to top the scoring charts
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Why you should root for Mexico in the 2018 World Cup

Why you should root for Mexico in the 2018 World Cup

4 days ago   |   By USA Today

No U.S. team to root for this summer? Don't worry, we've got you covered on how to become a bandwagon fan of this country.
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The U.S. is missing, so here's one reason to watch every World Cup team

4 days ago   |   By Washingtonpost

Why should you care about Belgium? Who are the Lions of Teranga? Why are Iceland and Uruguay both easy to root for?
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Object of Interest: Get to know the official ball of the 2018 World Cup

4 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

Flags will fly, anthems will be sung, and dreams will be made at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
And while 32 nations comprising 736 of the best soccer players in the world will convene on Russia this summer, there will be only one ball used during the festivities. Well, one brand of ball that's been re-produced thousands of times.
An icon reinvented.
Introducing: Telstar18 ⚽️
The Official Match Ball for the 2018 FIFAWorldCup. HereToCreate pic.twitter.com/diMbkocfZS
- adidas Football November 9, 2017
The Adidas Telstar 18 - the result of millions of dollars and many years of research - is the...
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2026 World Cup annoucement is like "rocket fuel" for soccer's popularity in America

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Just one day before the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia without a U.S. team in play, American soccer fans still had a reason to rejoice. FIFA, world soccer's governing body, announced Wednesday morning that a combined bid from the U.S., Canada and Mexico had won the hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup. For TV host, podcaster and one-half of the soccer-obsessed "Men In Blazers," Roger Bennett, the news means soccer may finally become of America's favorite sports. He could not be happier about it. 2018 FIFA World Cup: How to watch every team, every game "Think of the World Cup like a...
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World Cup schedule, how to watch and other things to know

World Cup schedule, how to watch and other things to know

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The 2018 World Cup kicks off on June 14, much to the anticipation of 32 teams, more than 700 players and a countless number of fans. In all, 64 matches will be played in 11 different cities throughout Russia. This is the first time the World Cup is being held in Eastern Europe. The world's biggest sports tournament will be broadcast in the U.S. on Fox Sports. From which teams have qualified for the tournament to who is favored to win, here's what you need to know about the 21st World Cup. How to watch The World Cup will be broadcast exclusively on Fox Sports. Fans can watch live on FOX...
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Belgium Vs. Panama: Romelu Lukaku Fires Red Devils To Win In World Cup Game

Belgium Vs. Panama: Romelu Lukaku Fires Red Devils To Win In World Cup Game

Patience paid dividends in Belgium's 2018 FIFA World Cup opener. Belgium beat Panama 3-0 on Monday in Russia in their 2018 World Cup Group G opener. Dries Mertens put Belgium... Read more ...

Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany is proving no exception. The 2014 champions, ranked No. 1 in the... Read more ...

Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm

Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm

Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the Samurai Blue unsettling moments at the World Cup Read more ...

Portugal's Andre Silva wary of Morocco in second World Cup match

Portugal's Andre Silva wary of Morocco in second World Cup match

Portugal will face Morocco at the 78,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday after playing out a 3-3 draw in opener Read more ...

Watch Granqvist score on the penalty to give Sweden a 1-0 lead

Watch Granqvist score on the penalty to give Sweden a 1-0 lead

Sweden takes the 1-0 lead! Read more ...

Egypt's Ramadan Sobhi does not fear coming up against 2018 Fifa World Cup...

Egypt's Ramadan Sobhi does not fear coming up against 2018 Fifa World Cup hosts Russia

The 21-year-old Pharaohs' attacker believes that the North Africans have what it takes to beat the hosts on Tuesday Read more ...

Own goal in injury time lifts Iran over Morocco at World Cup

Own goal in injury time lifts Iran over Morocco at World Cup

Aziz Bouhaddouz headed a free kick into his own net in the fifth minute of injury time to gift Iran a 1-0 victory over Morocco on Friday at the World Cup. Read more ...

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now. Read more ...

Minnesota Vikings to add late Dennis Green to Ring of Honor

Minnesota Vikings to add late Dennis Green to Ring of Honor

The Minnesota Vikings will induct the late Dennis Green in the club's Ring of Honor this season, the team announced Monday. Read more ...

Canada's Colton Flasch stuns world champ Niklas Edin at Champions Cup

Canada's Colton Flasch stuns world champ Niklas Edin at Champions Cup

Saskatoon's Colton Flasch upset world champion Niklas Edin of Sweden 5-3 at the Champions Cup on Friday. Read more ...