• U.S., Mexico & Canada to jointly host 2026 World Cup

    10 days 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 event 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 of the 80...
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  • Russian hopes, fears tied up in Putin's showcase World Cup

    10 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he kicked off Thursday is about much more than sports. It's about proving to the world that Russia is a global power broker and not an outcast, that it's an open, confident and generous nation - and not an isolated, repressive place hobbled by sanctions.
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  • NESN Soccer Podcast: How World Cup 2026 Will Affect USA, Sport

    10 days ago - By NESN

    No one knows exactly what soccer or the United States will look like eight years from now.
    But the sport is destined to mix with U.S. society after FIFA voted Wednesday to award North America the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Fans in the United States, Canada and Mexico already are counting the days until the world's biggest sporting event returns to the region for the first time since 1994. Now's a great time to learn how it happened and what World Cup 2026 might mean for the sport and the United States.
    Meanwhile, Russia kicked off the 2018 World Cup with a bang, trouncing Saudi...
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  • Morocco will bid to host 2030 World Cup after missing out on 2026 edition

    10 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.
    Despite having Spain and Portugal in their group, Ed Dove highlights some of the key reasons Morocco could surprise a few people at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
    RABAT - Morocco will bid to host the 2030 World Cup, a government spokesperson said on Thursday, a day after the kingdom missed out on the 2026 tournament to a joint North American bid.
    "Upon royal instructions, Morocco will prepare its bid to host the 2030 tournament," spokesman Mustapha El Khalfi told a press...
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  • US, Mexico, Canada to host 2026 World Cup

    10 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted Wednesday 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, where the 2018 tournaments starts on Thursday. "Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege," U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro told the congress. "The beautiful game transcends borders and...
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  • US, Canada and Mexico to host football World Cup 2026

    10 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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  • Squad Selection: How strong will FC Dallas look against Sporting KC?

    10 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    FC Dallas is getting some much needed relief in the schedule now that the World Cup has started but they'll be back in action this weekend in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup when they travel north to take on Sporting Kansas City. As with all Open Cup games, the international roster limits do make this one tricky for Oscar Pareja and company but seeing as how three of their nine available internationals are injured, it may not be that difficult to sort out. Pareja has shifted to a 4-3-3 as of late with getting Mauro Diaz involved in the attack as a false wing on the left with Ryan Hollingshead...
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  • The Latest: Spain, Portugal hoping to focus on soccer

    10 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup : 11:20 p.m. The second day of World Cup action will bring one of the most anticipated games of the opening round: Spain against Portugal in a match of two teams trying to bring the focus back to soccer. Spain is in chaos after firing its coach two days before Friday's match. Portugal has been fending off distractions since star Cristiano Ronaldo hinted at an upcoming announcement about his future. The Group B match in Sochi is at Fisht Olympic Stadium, the first World Cup game to be played at the venue. The Spanish soccer federation fired...
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  • Morocco vows to bid for another World Cup after missing out on 2026

    10 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    Morocco have promised to bid for another World Cup after missing out on hosting the same in 2026. 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.
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