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
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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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Last Updated Dec 11, 2009 6:22 PM EST Walmart (WMT) has cornered the market on soccer's World Cup. The retailer has become the exclusive discount store retailer for FIFA World Cup merchandise leading up to the event slated for South Africa in this summer. That's a huge deal. Walmart has hundreds of stores in many of the most soccer crazed countries on the planet, including Brazil, England and Argentina. It's planning to open FIFA boutiques in stores around the world, and it will ensure the merchandise it offers is affordable to a wide range of customers by providing a specific line of low-cost products. The deal could be a boon for international soccer in the United States. During the last World Cup, many Americans followed the international tournament, and it became a common site to see people on American streets sporting national team jerseys, Brazil's yellow and Italy's blue being among the most popular, and even those of well known soccer clubs, such as Manchester United. For the … [Read more...] about Destiny of FIFA World Cup, Team Brazil and Manchester United Turns on Walmart