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Brazil star Neymar ‘scared’ about injury setback ahead of World Cup

Published: May 17, 2018

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Neymar says that he is “scared” and “nervous” as he makes progress in his bid to be fit in time for the World Cup with Brazil. The


Brazil lucky to have Gabriel Jesus-Roberto Firmino selection dilemma – Pep Guardiola

Published: May 17, 2018

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola avoided backing Gabriel Jesus to start over Roberto Firmino as Brazil’s No.


FIFA subjects 2026 Morocco World Cup bid to fresh scrutiny

Published: April 23, 2018

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Morocco’s World Cup bid is facing fresh scrutiny this week with the arrival of another delegation from FIFA after an initial task force found deficiencies in the proposals for the 2026 tournament. In a downbeat conclusion to the visit by the FIFA inspectors last week, Morocco’s bid leader acknowledged it had to improve the quality of the submission made to FIFA in March because inadequacies were identified by football’s governing body. The previously unplanned second inspection of Morocco is an indication of the more rigorous process introduced by FIFA following criticism in 2010 that World Cups were awarded to the riskiest nations in 2018 (Russia) and 2022 (Qatar)


USA climb in latest FIFA world rankings

Published: April 13, 2018

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The latest batch of FIFA world rankings were released on Thursday and the U.S. men’s national team are on the move


Houston Dynamo win inaugural eMLS Cup, topping Impact in final

Published: April 11, 2018

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There’s no underestimated the power of eSports, particularly FIFA, who has become one of the most popular games on the market regardless of whether or not you’re a soccer fan. [ MORE: How will Man City, Liverpool line up on Tuesday?


FIFA formally approves use of video review at World Cup

Published: March 17, 2018

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FIFA formally approved video review to be used at this summer’s World Cup. The last step towards giving match officials high-tech help in Russia was


FIFA lifts ban on public endorsements of 2026 World Cup bids

Published: February 23, 2018

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LONDON — A ban on voters publicly endorsing any 2026 World Cup bid has been lifted by FIFA in the face of criticism from football officials. The governing body last month ordered officials not to openly discuss the merits of either the joint Northern American bid, featuring the United States, Canada and Mexico, or the rival bid from Morocco. It led to Confederation of African Football President Ahmad to express frustration at being restricted from backing his continent’s bid


Hosting 2026 World Cup could bring $5 billion to North America

Published: February 9, 2018

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Hosting the 2026 World Cup could bring more than $5 billion in economic activity to North America, the committee hoping to win the tournament’s rights says. The United Bid Committee — made up of the soccer federations of the U.S., Mexico and Canada — said a study from the Boston Consulting Group found that the countries will earn $3-4 billion after factoring in the costs of hosting the tournament


Atletico Madrid unhappy with Barca’s tampering

Published: December 20, 2017

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Barcelona has reportedly met with Antoine Griezmann’s family. Now Atletico Madrid has filed a complaint with FIFA for its pursuit of the French star.


2018 FIFA World Cup draw: Qualifying teams, date, time and how to watch

Published: November 30, 2017

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The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place on Dec. 1 at the


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