Martin Rogers USA TODAY Published 11:48 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 MOSCOW — The United States will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup after its three-way bid – along with Mexico and Canada – was granted staging rights during a vote here on Wednesday. The “United” bid, that will see 60 of the tournament’s games held in the U.S., with Canada and Mexico getting 10 each, beat out the underdog campaign of Morocco to bring soccer’s biggest show back to American soil. Nashville has been included among the candidates to host the World Cup following a bid by the Metro Sports Authority and the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp to use Nissan Stadium. Host cities won’t be picked until the end of 2020. If selected, Nashville would likely host five or six games. “There’s no bigger sporting event than the World Cup, and Nashville will be ready to host the best soccer players and fans on the planet eight years … [Read more...] about United States wins vote to host 2026 FIFA World Cup; Nashville in contention to host
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Martin Rogers USA TODAY Published 12:51 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 MOSCOW — The United States will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup after its three-way bid – along with Mexico and Canada – was granted staging rights during a vote here on Wednesday. The “United” bid, that will see 60 of the tournament’s games held in the U.S., with Canada and Mexico getting 10 each, beat out the underdog campaign of Morocco to bring soccer’s biggest show back to American soil. The U.S. previously hosted in 1994 and the potential for a highly lucrative tournament, plus the existing stadiums and infrastructure, likely played a major role in swaying voters. With the breakdown of voting results made public, the United bid claimed 134 votes, with 64 giving their support to Morocco and one country voting for neither bid. After the U.S. men's national team missed out on qualifying for this summer’s tournament, which kicks off at Moscow’s … [Read more...] about United States, Canada and Mexico win vote to host 2026 FIFA World Cup
Charlie Hatch [email protected] Published 4:13 p.m. UTC Jun 11, 2018 The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off Thursday, but Cincinnati's biggest win can come the day before. On Wednesday, FIFA, soccer's international governing body, will vote on the location of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The choices are between Morocco and a United Bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico. The vote is expected to occur between 5-7 a.m. EST. If the United Bid is selected, that doesn't necessarily mean Cincinnati will be a host city, though. Twenty-three cities were named finalists to host a potential World Cup in North America, including Cincinnati. The United Bid stated previously that up 16 cities will host matches for the 48-team tournament. The 2018 FIFA World Cup has 11 host sites and contains 32 countries. If the United Bid wins the election Because Cincinnati was named a finalist to host, the city will likely at least be a headquarters for one or two national teams. It's … [Read more...] about FIFA World Cup: Cincinnati could find out soon if it will be a host city in 2026.
Souichi Terada The Tennessean Published 4:27 p.m. UTC Jun 8, 2018 The 2018 FIFA World Cup is just days away, and of the 32 countries represented, only one nation will experience the fame and riches of a victor. And while yes, that field of 32 is missing the United States after a stunning collapse, the tournament should still be exciting enough. Legends like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are looking for their first-ever World Cup title. Ronaldo and Portugal are coming off a 2016 Euro title, while Messi came up just short, losing in the finals of the 2014 World Cup with Argentina. Other storylines are there for the pickings, with the first game starting on June 14, pitting host Russia vs. Saudi Arabia. That match starts at 10 a.m. CST to open the World Cup. The full schedule can be found here. More: Craziest FIFA World Cup moments: Zinedine Zidane's headbutt, biggest upset, 'Hand of God' The 2018 FIFA World Cup favorites The favorites: Germany, Brazil, France, Spain, … [Read more...] about FIFA World Cup’s 2018 favorites, looking back at past champions
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