• U.S., Mexico, Canada score 2026 World Cup

    9 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    June 13 - The United States, Canada and Mexico were all chosen Wednesday to host the 2026 World Cup, a first for one of the world's premier sporting tournaments. FIFA, international soccer's governing body, voted 134 to 65 to award the month-long tournament to North America's "United Bid." Morocco was the only other bidder. Cuba, Slovenia and Spain abstained from voting, while Iran voted for none of the bids. "The U.S., together with Mexico and Canada, just got the World Cup," President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday. "Congratulations - a great deal of hard work!" The 2026 World Cup will...
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  • Morocco confirm intention to bid for 2030 World Cup

    Morocco confirm intention to bid for 2030 World Cup

    9 days ago - By Goal

    The country lost out to the 'United' bid from the USA, Canada and Mexico for the 2026 tournament, but are not giving up easily
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  • Mohamed Salah: The Prince of Egypt

    Mohamed Salah: The Prince of Egypt

    9 days ago - By Goal

    The Liverpool superstar is worshipped like a God in his homeland, with his nation's World Cup dreams resting on the 25-year-old's shoulders
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  • U.S. to host 2026 World Cup with Mexico and Canada after Trump promises not to discriminate

    9 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    The United States men's national team infamously failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, which starts this week in Russia. But on Wednesday, FIFA - the sport's international governing body - guaranteed that the U.S. will be an integral part of the future of global soccer when it awarded the 2026 World Cup to the combined North American bid of the United States, Mexico, and Canada. FIFA's members voted for the United Bid over Morocco's challenge, 134-65. The men's World Cup hasn't been held in North America since the United States hosted the 1994 competition, though Canada hosted the...
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  • U.S., Mexico & Canada to jointly host 2026 World Cup

    9 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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  • Can Ronaldo carry Portugal to World Cup glory?

    9 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    Cristiano Ronaldo is likely past his prime at age 33, but he's still in fine form and is the biggest reason Portugal could win it all in Russia.
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  • Three lions have kickabout to roar England to World Cup success

    Three lions have kickabout to roar England to World Cup success

    9 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    By George Sargent LONDON - England, the soccer team with three lions on their shirts, have the fierce support of three lionesses at London Zoo who were doing their own training on Thursday as the tournament kicked off. England fans will be hoping for more dynamic play when their team take on Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday, the first three-lions match of the tournament that opens in Moscow on Thursday with hosts Russia versus Saudi Arabia. "Were all big footy fans here at the zoo and it's just nice to sort of get the lions involved and have them roaring on the England team, hoping that...
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  • World Cup Begins Without The U.S. Men's Team

    9 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    The United States is among the notable no-shows for the month-long World Cup tournament. It's the first time since 1986 the U.S. men haven't qualified for their sport's biggest event. Soccer officials say they are moving on from criticism and controversy to get the men's national team back on track. But some wonder whether they're focusing on what really needs to be fixed - from improving coaching to broadening the appeal of the sport at the youth level - to put the American team back on the world stage. Still stings It's been eight months since the disastrous match where Trinidad and...
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  • With no US, what's a World Cup fan to do? A lot, actually

    10 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    You may have heard, but the FIFA World Cup kicks off Thursday in Russia. And you may also know the U.S. national team won't be there. But there are plenty of reasons to pay attention to the biggest sporting event on the planet. Whether you're wagering, WAG-watching or just love drama and great storylines, the World Cup has something for everybody. The Blue Bloods Brazil is favored in a World Cup. Yeah, we know, that's like saying water is wet or there's traffic on the Cross Bronx. But after the record five-time champions got thrashed, 7-1, by Germany in the semifinals four years ago - at...
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  • World Cup: Schedule, TV time and storylines for Friday, June 14

    World Cup: Schedule, TV time and storylines for Friday, June 14

    10 days ago - By USA Today

    Russia defeated Saudi Arabia 5-0 on Thursday to kick off the 2018 World Cup, and the action continues on Friday with three more games.
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  • 2026 World Cup annoucement is like "rocket fuel" for soccer's popularity in America

    10 days 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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