• US, Mexico and Canada to jointly host 2026 World Cup

    5 monthes 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 soccer showpiece 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...
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  • FIFA World Cup: 14 players who could be in next wave of soccer's elite

    FIFA World Cup: 14 players who could be in next wave of soccer's elite

    5 monthes ago - By USA Today

    With Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo entering their fourth World Cup, it's time to ponder which players might fill the void left by the dominant duo.
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  • Why you should root for Portugal in the 2018 World Cup

    Why you should root for Portugal in the 2018 World Cup

    5 monthes 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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  • Why you should root for Spain in the 2018 World Cup

    Why you should root for Spain in the 2018 World Cup

    5 monthes 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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  • Transfer Talk: Arsenal lead race for Mario Gotze, Chelsea keen on Daniele Rugani

    5 monthes ago - By ESPN

    The FC guys answer your tweets on Arsenal's next No. 1 goalkeeper, what a 48-team World Cup will be like, Antoine Griezmann's decision and more.
    The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow live with our daily blog throughout the summer.
    Arsenal lead race for Gotze
    Arsenal are the front runners to sign Mario Gotze from Borussia Dortmund, according to the Mirror.
    The Gunners will be joined by Everton, West Ham, Newcastle and Leicester to battle for the 26-year-old, who decided the World Cup final four years ago.
    Gotze's career has stagnated...
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  • Why you should root for Argentina in the 2018 World Cup

    Why you should root for Argentina in the 2018 World Cup

    5 monthes 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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  • Transfer Talk: Arsenal lead race for Mario Gotze, Chelsea keen on Daniele Rugani

    5 monthes ago - By ESPN FC

    The FC guys answer your tweets on Arsenal's next No. 1 goalkeeper, what a 48-team World Cup will be like, Antoine Griezmann's decision and more.
    The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow live with our daily blog throughout the summer.
    Arsenal lead race for Gotze
    Arsenal are the front runners to sign Mario Gotze from Borussia Dortmund, according to the Mirror.
    The Gunners will be joined by Everton, West Ham, Newcastle and Leicester to battle for the 26-year-old, who decided the World Cup final four years ago.
    Gotze's career has stagnated...
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  • World Cup: Spain fires undefeated coach one day before tournament

    5 monthes ago - By Yahoo Sports

    June 13 - The Spanish Men's National Team fired coach Julen Lopetegui Wednesday, the day before the 2018 World Cup. Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales announced the decision at a news conference. He said the RFEF was left out of the loop when Real Madrid announced Lopetegui's hiring on Tuesday. "We have been obliged to fire the national coach," Rubiales told reporters. "We wish him the best, he has done an excellent job in getting us to the tournament." "But the federation cannot be left outside the negotiation of one of its employees, and find out just five minutes before...
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  • With 2026 World Cup in hand, the real work begins for US Soccer

    5 monthes ago - By Yahoo Sports

    The United States couldn't get into the 2018 World Cup, but on Wednesday the 2026 World Cup was brought to the U.S. Now what can we do with it? After the Men's National Team failed to reach this summer's tournament, which kicks off Thursday in Russia, the United Bid (a cooperative between the U.S., Mexico and Canada) won the right to host the 2026 World Cup. Now, the sport's power brokers need to build on that victory. It's still undetermined if all three hosts will get automatic berths, as they have in the past. Considering America's glaring absence in Russia, it's vital U.S. Soccer...
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  • How to Talk About the World Cup and Sound Reasonably Smart

    5 monthes ago - By NYT

    Don't know anything about soccer, but know you'll be forced to care? We've got you covered.
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  • 2026 World Cup annoucement is like "rocket fuel" for soccer's popularity in America

    5 monthes 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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