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Moroccans bitter over World Cup 2026 flop

9 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The award of the 2026 World Cup to North America on Wednesday was met with bitter disappointment in Morocco, after its fifth failed bid to host the tournament. The joint ticket of the United States, Canada and Mexico won 134 votes, compared to 65 for Morocco, at a FIFA Congress in Moscow where this year's World Cup kicks off on Thursday. In a tweet, Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani saluted the "seriousness and professionalism" of Morocco's bid committee, which itself warmly congratulated the winners.
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How Mexico and Canada helped put United World Cup bid over the top

How Mexico and Canada helped put United World Cup bid over the top

9 days ago   |   By Sporting News

The combined proposal could set the blueprint for nations who want to host matches without the burden of putting on an entire 48-team tournament alone
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50 Best World Cup Football Shirts

50 Best World Cup Football Shirts

9 days ago   |   By CaughtOffside

The Idle Man is proud to present The 50 Best World Cup Football Shirts ; a collection of our 50 favourite world cup shirts stretching all the way from 1930 to the present day. Carefully chosen through a mixture of fantastic design and fascinating stories, here you can learn the tales behind each of the shirts and interesting facts about world cup history. If it isn't already, your World Cup fever will hit its highest peak after exploring The 50 Best World Cup Football Shirts. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.
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World Cup 2026: NYC, Mexico City, Boston Among 23 Potential Host Cities

World Cup 2026: NYC, Mexico City, Boston Among 23 Potential Host Cities

9 days ago   |   By NESN

The world's biggest sporting event might be coming to a stadium near you.
FIFA on Wednesday voted to award the United States, Mexico and Canada the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The decision sparked an outpouring of joy among soccer fans in North America, many of whom rush for more information on where games might take place and how they can attend them.
The “United Bid” on Wednesday shared a useful map, which shows the 23 potential host cities. FIFA will work with the bid committee to narrow the list of 23 cities to final group of 16. The official announcement of host cities...
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Breaking down Canada's potential 2026 World Cup venues

Breaking down Canada's potential 2026 World Cup venues

9 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

Canadian soccer fans, rejoice. Canada will finally get the chance to host the World Cup.
Announced Wednesday morning, Canada joined forces with the United States and Mexico to form a “United Bid” for the 2026 World Cup and ended up beating out fellow finalist Morocco 134-65.
It's exciting news for any Canadian footy fan, but it also begs a few questions about how the Great White North will be involved, especially logistically.
At the moment, between the three nations, there are 23 candidate host cities that will be whittled down to 16. Of these 23, Canada has three in Toronto, Montreal and...
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England & Wales bid to host Women's Rugby World Cup

9 days ago   |   By BBC

England and Wales are among six countries bidding to host the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup.
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Toronto mayor says chance to co-host World Cup a ‘good investment'

Toronto mayor says chance to co-host World Cup a ‘good investment'

9 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

TORONTO - The mayor of one of the Canadian cities expected to co-host the 2026 World Cup says the opportunity to take part in the event represents a good investment.
Toronto Mayor John Tory says Canada had little chance of hosting the international soccer tournament on its own, but will reap the benefits now that a joint bid with the United States and Mexico has been accepted by the sport's regulatory body.
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The moment North America was awarded 2026 World Cup

The moment North America was awarded 2026 World Cup

9 days ago   |   By USA Today

Take a look inside the 2018 FIFA Congress to the moment when the United States, Canada and Mexico found out they'd host the 2026 World Cup.
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Goal XI vs Fan XI - Which Dream FIFA 18 World Cup Ultimate Team is better?

Goal XI vs Fan XI - Which Dream FIFA 18 World Cup Ultimate Team is better?

9 days ago   |   By Goal

You have decided on the players you think will get the better of Goal's chosen line-up for the extravaganza in Russia... so, who made the cut?
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US, Canada and Mexico to host football World Cup 2026

9 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The US, Canada and Mexico will host football's World Cup 2026 after it saw off a challenge from Morocco at the FIFA Congress. The joint bid won 134 votes out of the 203 entitled to vote with Morocco bagging 65 when voting took place in Moscow on Wednesday, a day before the Russia World Cup 2018. The 2026 World Cup will head to North America for the fourth time and will be the first with 48 teams taking part. For Morocco, it was the fifth time it had bid for the hosting rights to the football World Cup, calling it "the dream of a nation". Meanwhile, the US hosted the World Cup previously in...
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The 2026 World Cup is coming to Canada: FIFA votes in favour of North American bid over Morocco

The 2026 World Cup is coming to Canada: FIFA votes in favour of North American bid over Morocco

9 days ago   |   By National Post

The World Cup is coming to Canada.
FIFA's member associations voted 134 to 65, with one no-vote, Wednesday in favour of the joint North American bid by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup over that of Morocco at the FIFA Congress in Moscow.
“Football today is the only victor,” said U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro.
Morocco, which has now lost five bid campaigns, was classy in defeat, congratulating the North American winners.
Mexico has twice hosted the World Cup, in 1970 and 1986. The U.S. hosted in 1994.
Canada failed in its lone previous bid to host the 1986...
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino to run for re-election in 2019

9 days ago   |   By ESPN

The United States, Mexico and Canada earned a 134-65 vote win over Morocco to earn the right to host the 2026 World Cup.
ESPN's Sam Borden explains why United 2026 are cautiously optimistic ahead of Wednesday's vote and identifies key votes they will need to win.
Sam Borden caught up with former USSF president Sunil Gulati after the 'United 2026' bid was selected to host the 2026 World Cup.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday he will run for re-election.
Speaking at the FIFA Congress in Moscow one day before the start of the World Cup, Infantino said he would present his...
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Morocco vows to bid for another World Cup after missing out on 2026

Morocco vows to bid for another World Cup after missing out on 2026

9 days ago   |   By Goal

The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65
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Canada to co-host 2026 World Cup

Canada to co-host 2026 World Cup

9 days ago   |   By CBC

The World Cup is coming to Canada. FIFA member associations gathering in Moscow on Wednesday voted 134-65 in favour of the North American bid by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup, beating out Morocco.
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2026 World Cup: What we know about Canada's role

2026 World Cup: What we know about Canada's role

9 days ago   |   By CBC

Canada has won the right to co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup along with the United States and Mexico. So what, exactly, is in it for us? Here are answers to some key questions about Canada's role in the joint effort.
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World Cup 2026: US-Mexico-Canada bid chosen as host

9 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

A joint North American bid has been chosen as hosts of the 2026 World Cup, following a FIFA association member vote in Moscow Wednesday. The last time the US hosted a World Cup was in 1994, and Mexico in 1986. Canada has never previously hosted World Cup matches. The vote, in which all FIFA associations were, for the first time, eligible to vote for the host, was cast at the 68th FIFA Congress on the eve of the 2018 edition of the tournament, which begins Thursday with the official opening ceremony.
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MLB suspends Blue Jays' Roberto Osuna for 75 games

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Xhaka and Shaqiri score for Swiss, make Albanian symbol

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Rookie Bieber tames Tigers in 10-0 win by Indians

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NBA Draft team-by-team grades: Celtics, Suns shine; Hornets, Jazz miss mark

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Capitals trade Orpik, Grubauer to Avalanche

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NHL Draft 2018: Rangers trade up to No. 22, take defenseman K'Andre Miller

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Grayson Allen: I was hoping the Jazz would pick me

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LIVE: Serbia vs Switzerland

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