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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


Russia signals rainbow flags tolerated at World Cup

Published: December 1, 2017

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Spectators will be allowed to fly rainbow flags at the World Cup, Russia’s top anti-discrimination official for soccer indicated on Thursday. Alexei Smertin, the Russian Football Union official and a World Cup ambassador, said spectators won’t be affected by a Russian law prohibiting ”propaganda” of homosexuality to minors


World Cup 2018 seeding, and the anatomy of a Group of Death

Published: November 17, 2017

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The 2014 World Cup Draw didn’t quite offer up a true Group of Death. Will the 2018 edition do so? (Getty) World Cup qualifying is in the books


Northern Ireland must ‘channel the anger’ over penalty decision – O’Neill

Published: November 9, 2017

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Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill said his side will have to “channel the anger” stemming from the “staggering” penalty decision that


Argentina’s ambassador to Russia: World Cup safe despite Messi poster

Published: October 26, 2017

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Argentina’s ambassador to Russia, Ricardo Lagorio, has moved to reassure fans that next year’s World Cup will be safe.


How to watch USMNT vs. Trinidad and Tobago World Cup qualifier on mobile

Published: October 9, 2017

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Christian Pulisic scored twice against Trinidad and Tobago back in June. The United States men’s national team is one game away from securing its spot at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. A win on Tuesday in Trinidad will be enough


Ronaldo and Messi must be at World Cup

Published: October 9, 2017

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Can you imagine a World Cup with no Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Incredible as it seems, there is now a genuine prospect of the 2018 finals in Russia happening without football’s most iconic stars


Nigeria seal 2018 berth; Ghana hopes fade

Published: October 8, 2017

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See the original post here: Nigeria seal 2018 berth; Ghana hopes fade


Arena names 26 to latest USMNT roster for 2018 WCQ

Published: August 28, 2017

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10 days from now, the U.S. national team could be all but officially qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia


Russia denies its World Cup stadiums are built with forced labor from North Korea

Published: August 4, 2017

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Russia has denied using forced labor from North Korea to build facilities for the World Cup in 2018, after U.S. lawmakers called for a probe into reports of workers from the country not only spotted at the stadium sites but also of North Korean migrants dying under mysterious circumstances in Russia. Russian ex-Sports Minister and head of the World Cup organisation committee Vitaly Mutko said the sport’s world governing body FIFA could attest to the legitimacy of the tournament preparations


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