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Kremlin: Putin to attend FIFA Congress ahead of World Cup

5 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

MOSCOW - The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the FIFA Congress on the eve of the World Cup opener. The congress in Moscow is set to choose the host or hosts for the 2026 World Cup. The United States, Canada and Mexico have combined for one bid, and Morocco is the other contender. A brief Kremlin statement didn't give details of what part Putin will play at the congress. Putin did not attend the 2010 vote in Zurich which gave Russia the right to host the World Cup, saying he stayed away as a sign of respect for FIFA. He arrived shortly the Russian bid won the vote.
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Will Belgium be too reliant on Romelu Lukaku in the World Cup?

5 days ago   |   By Yardbarker

If you've been even a casual fan of international soccer over the past four years then you've heard about Belgium.
“They're going to be the next world powerhouse!” “They're in the midst of a golden generation of talent that will see them compete with Germany and Brazil!”
Those are just some of things being thrown around about Belgium, and it's not completely undeserved. They boast a roster that features two-time Premier League player of the year Eden Hazard, Golden Glove winner and former La Liga Goalkeeper of the year Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen, and Toby...
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Bolt giving his backing to Argentina at World Cup

Bolt giving his backing to Argentina at World Cup

5 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The Jamaican will be rooting for Lionel Messi's side in Russia
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Tunisia defender Bilel Mohsni angry with coach Nabil Maaloul over World Cup snub

Tunisia defender Bilel Mohsni angry with coach Nabil Maaloul over World Cup snub

5 days ago   |   By Goal

Former Dundee defender Bilel Mohsni has slammed Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul for snubbing him from the final World Cup squad
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WORLD CUP: Brazil humiliated by Germany at home in 2014

5 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Brazil had partly wanted to host the 2014 World Cup to exorcise the ghosts of the past - specifically, its traumatic 1-0 loss to Uruguay in the final match of the 1950 tournament at home in Rio de Janeiro. Watched, it is said, by about 200,000 at the Maracana Stadium, that match left an indelible mark on Brazil's psyche, so much so that the team changed the color of its shirt from white to the now-famous yellow. To be fair, there was a bit of concern in Brazil that its team was not particularly strong, the attacking prowess of Neymar notwithstanding.
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World Cup 2018 cities

World Cup 2018 cities

5 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Videographic locating the twelve cities hosting 2018 World Cup matches. The tournament begins on Thursday. VIDEOGRAPHICS
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World Cup 2026: What are the host cities in USA, Mexico and Canada going to be?

5 days ago   |   By CBSSports

Here are the cities set to host games
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How geopolitics influenced the 2026 World Cup vote

How geopolitics influenced the 2026 World Cup vote

5 days ago   |   By USA Today

A look at who voted for who as the USA, Canada and Mexico won the 2026 World Cup vote - and why.
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Canada, Mexico and USA selected as hosts of the 2026 FIFA World Cup™

Canada, Mexico and USA selected as hosts of the 2026 FIFA World Cup™

5 days ago   |   By FIFA


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World Cup 2018: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia preview, players to watch, stats

World Cup 2018: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia preview, players to watch, stats

5 days ago   |   By Sporting News

The world's gaze will greet Russia as the host nation attempts to get its World Cup campaign off to a winning start.
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The 2026 World Cup: What we know so far

5 days ago   |   By Washingtonpost

There will be 48 teams playing across three countries. How is that going to work?
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Donald Trump hails 'hard work' of World Cup bid after 2026 triumph

Donald Trump hails 'hard work' of World Cup bid after 2026 triumph

5 days ago   |   By Sporting News

The United States, Mexico and Canada will host the 2026 World Cup and Donald Trump hailed the hard work of the joint-bid team.
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USA, Mexico, Canada To Host 2026 World Cup After Joint Bid Beats Morocco

USA, Mexico, Canada To Host 2026 World Cup After Joint Bid Beats Morocco

5 days ago   |   By NESN

Team USA won't be participating in the 2018 World Cup, but it still earned one win this summer.
The United States, Mexico and Canada will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voted Wednesday to award soccer's biggest tournament to a “United Bid” of the three North American countries.
The U.S./Mexico/Canada bid received 134 votes from FIFA's delegation, easily beating out its sole competitor, Morocco, which received just 65 votes, and bringing the World Cup to North America for the first time since 1994.
CONFIRMED 134 votes for United2026 65 votes for Morocco2026 EN 1 vote for ‘None of the...
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World Cup 2018 terms to know, from 'Spoons of Victory' to panenka

World Cup 2018 terms to know, from 'Spoons of Victory' to panenka

5 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is set to begin Thursday in Russia - but do you know how to discuss “the beautiful game”? On June 14, 32 teams will compete in 64 matches played in 11 cities throughout Russia in the World Cup. Certain terms may repeatedly pop up while watching coverage of the international soccer tournament over the next few weeks. Read on to discover a few words you may encounter and what they signify. Boots: These are a player's soccer cleats. Cap: This is a player's career appearance for "his national team in an international game,” Major League Soccer explains online. Card...
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United States, Canada and Mexico win vote to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

USA TODAY Sports' Martin Rogers discusses the victory for the United States who will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup along with Canada and Mexico. MOSCOW - The United States will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup after its three-way bid - along with Mexico and Canada - was granted staging rights during a vote here on Wednesday. The “United” bid, that will see 60 of the tournament's games held in the U.S., with Canada and Mexico getting 10 each, beat out the underdog campaign of Morocco to bring soccer's biggest show back to American soil. The U.S. previously hosted in 1994 and the potential for a...
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World Cup 2026: What cities will host USA, Mexico & Canada finals?

World Cup 2026: What cities will host USA, Mexico & Canada finals?

6 days ago   |   By Goal

With FIFA having announced the winners of the bid to host the finals in eight years, Goal takes a look at which cities will be participating
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Notts, Kent, Essex & Yorkshire aim for One-Day Cup semi-finals

6 days ago   |   By BBC

Defending champions Nottinghamshire face Kent and Essex host Yorkshire in the One-Day Cup play-offs on Thursday.
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World Cup 2026: What cities will host USA, Mexico & Canada finals?

World Cup 2026: What cities will host USA, Mexico & Canada finals?

6 days ago   |   By Goal

With FIFA set to announce the winners of the bid to host the 2026 World Cup on June 13, Goal takes a look at which cities will be participating
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