Sports

Moroccans bitter over World Cup 2026 flop

11 monthes 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.
Read more ...

 

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

11 monthes 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
Read more ...

 

50 Best World Cup Football Shirts

50 Best World Cup Football Shirts

11 monthes 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.
Read more ...

 

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

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

11 monthes 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...
Read more ...

 

Breaking down Canada's potential 2026 World Cup venues

Breaking down Canada's potential 2026 World Cup venues

11 monthes 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...
Read more ...

 

England & Wales bid to host Women's Rugby World Cup

11 monthes ago   |   By BBC

England and Wales are among six countries bidding to host the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup.
Read more ...

 

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

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

11 monthes 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.
2018 World Cup coverage on Sportsnet
The FIFA World Cup in Russia runs from June 14 to July 15, and Sportsnet.ca will have in-depth daily coverage.
Daily news & feature stories
| Match...
Read more ...

 

The moment North America was awarded 2026 World Cup

The moment North America was awarded 2026 World Cup

11 monthes 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.
Read more ...

 

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?

11 monthes 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?
Read more ...

 

US, Canada and Mexico to host football World Cup 2026

11 monthes 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...
Read more ...

 

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

11 monthes 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...
Read more ...

 

FIFA president Gianni Infantino to run for re-election in 2019

11 monthes 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...
Read more ...

 

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

11 monthes 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
Read more ...

 

Canada to co-host 2026 World Cup

Canada to co-host 2026 World Cup

11 monthes 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.
Read more ...

 

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

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

11 monthes 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.
Read more ...

 

World Cup 2026: US-Mexico-Canada bid chosen as host

11 monthes 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.
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Sports      Extra Time      Football and Soccer      Mobile App Stories      Premier League      World Cup      Football Kit      Soccer      Marcus Kwesi O'Mard      New England Revolution      Top Stories      US Soccer      Running      Main      World Cup 2018      UEFA.com      World Cup 2026      Story      Blog - FIFA      Iran      Morocco  


Raptors lay it all on line in gutsy comeback over Bucks

Raptors lay it all on line in gutsy comeback over Bucks

TORONTO - Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse and his staff put a lot of time and effort into preparation, as basketball coaches do. They game plan and scheme. They study... Read more ...

NBA playoffs 2019: Raptors defeat Bucks to earn first ever Finals berth

NBA playoffs 2019: Raptors defeat Bucks to earn first ever Finals berth

The Raptors are going to their first ever NBA Finals. Read more ...

Sources: Utd see Barca winning De Ligt chase

Sources: Utd see Barca winning De Ligt chase

Frank Leboeuf joins ESPN FC to talk Paul Pogba and Manchester United, explaining why the France star might be ill-suited for the United captaincy. Paul Mariner says Ole Gunnar... Read more ...

Valverde must take blame for Barcelona's Copa del Rey humiliation

Valverde must take blame for Barcelona's Copa del Rey humiliation

Valencia denied Lionel Messi and Barcelona a fifth straight Copa del Rey victory with a thrilling 2-1 win in Seville. SEVILLE, Spain - Barcelona missed the chance to end the... Read more ...

Kawhi Leonard on his success in Toronto: 'I bought into their system'

Kawhi Leonard on his success in Toronto: 'I bought into their system'

After advancing to the NBA finals, Leonard touched on the importance of the Raptors system and how Kyle Lowry helped push him forward. Read more ...

England 'must win World Cup' before seeking equal pay

England 'must win World Cup' before seeking equal pay

Fran Kirby says a World Cup win is the best way England Women can strengthen claims for equal pay. The tournament begins in France on June 7 and Chelsea forward Kirby has... Read more ...

Bayern beats Leipzig 3-0 in German Cup final to seal double

Bayern beats Leipzig 3-0 in German Cup final to seal double

Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer returned from six weeks injured to help his side complete a domestic double with a 3-0 win over Leipzig in the German Cup final Read more ...

Jon Moxley debuts for AEW during Double or Nothing

Jon Moxley debuts for AEW during Double or Nothing

The man formerly known as Dean Ambrose has a new home. Read more ...

Lowry savours Raptors' win over Bucks but ‘not satisfied' yet

Lowry savours Raptors' win over Bucks but ‘not satisfied' yet

TORONTO - Approximately two hours and 30 minutes before the Toronto Raptors tipped off against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday you knew something special was brewing in the... Read more ...

Ian and Allison Kennedy donate suites for military members and families

Ian and Allison Kennedy donate suites for military members and families

Ian Kennedy on providing suites for service members and their families at every Saturday Royals home game: "They're thankful they get to spend time with their spouses.... It's... Read more ...