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Russia's psychic cat Achilles picks home team for World Cup opener

11 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Want to know who will win the first match of the World Cup? At least that's the prediction of Achilles, a cat in St Petersburg reputed to have psychic powers. Achilles, who lives in St Petersburg's Hermitage museum, is deaf, something his minders say means he will not be easily distracted by onlookers while making his prediction.
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On Soccer: Russia Welcomes the World, for Better or Worse

On Soccer: Russia Welcomes the World, for Better or Worse

11 monthes ago   |   By NYT

Vladimir Putin saw the World Cup as a chance to showcase his country. Not everyone likes what they see.
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The U.S. will co-host the 2026 World Cup: Here's everything you need to know

11 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

MLS Commissioner Don Garber talks about the 2026 World Cup coming to North America and what it means for soccer in the United States.
Former USMNT player Taylor Twellman feels that the game will grow in popularity by hosting the 2026 World Cup in the United States.
The United States, Mexico and Canada earned a 134-65 vote win over Morocco to earn the right to host the 2026 World Cup.
The World Cup is coming to North America as the United States, Mexico and Canada are confirmed as hosts of the 2026 tournament.
MOSCOW - The World Cup is coming back to North America.
The "United Bid...
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The U.S. will host the 2026 World Cup with Mexico and Canada after Trump eases discrimination fears

11 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The United States men's national team infamously failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, which starts this week in Russia. But on Wednesday, FIFA - the sport's international governing body - guaranteed that the U.S. will be an integral part of the future of global soccer when it awarded the 2026 World Cup to the combined North American bid of the United States, Mexico, and Canada. FIFA's members voted for the United Bid over Morocco's challenge, 134-65. The men's World Cup hasn't been held in North America since the United States hosted the 1994 competition, though Canada hosted the...
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World Cup 2018: Previewing Mexico's pool play with former national team goalie Oswaldo Sanchez

World Cup 2018: Previewing Mexico's pool play with former national team goalie Oswaldo Sanchez

11 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

Mexico starts off the World Cup with a difficult matchup against Germany in its opening game Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.
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World Cup: All the pressure on Russia in low-key opener

11 monthes ago   |   By The Scotsman

The World Cup is set to start and finish with games at the opposite ends of the spectrum.
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Markets turn down the volumes when the World Cup starts

Markets turn down the volumes when the World Cup starts

11 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and investors should be warned that financial markets tend to act like any emotional soccer fan during the matches - they go quiet and nervy and don't like losing. During the 2010 World Cup in South Africa - the last to have similarly timed matches to those in Russia - stock market trading volumes dropped an average of 55 percent when the country's teams were playing, according to a study. "People are distracted so it is bound to happen again, that would be my take," said Michael Ehrmann, the European Central Bank's head of monetary policy...
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Tactical Trends and Talking Points to Look for at the 2018 World Cup Finals

11 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

The FIFA World Cup 2018's opening ceremony and fixture-Russia vs. Saudi Arabia-is fewer than 24 hours away...
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World Cup 2018: Saudi Arabia vs. Russia odds, insider picks, and expert predictions

11 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

Former MLS coach of the year Thomas Rongen picks the opening World Cup game
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Russia Vs. Saudi Arabia Odds: World Cup Hosts Favored In Opening Game

11 monthes ago   |   By NESN

We've finally reached the 2018 FIFA World Cup starting line.
Russia will take on Saudi Arabia at 11 a.m. ET on Thursday in Moscow in the opening game of the world's biggest sporting event. The matchup pits the host nation, 70th-ranked Russia, against 67th-ranked Saudi Arabia, the first team from FIFA's Asian confederation to compete in the tournament opener.
Let's look at the Russia vs. Saudi Arabia betting lines.
Current betting line :
Russia win -256
Saudi Arabia +750
Draw +330
Total goals : 2
OVER -145
Under +120
NESN.com's picks
The oddsmakers have good reason to ignore FIFA's rankings...
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