Published: Sat, June 16, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

No regrets backing Morocco bid - Mwendwa

No regrets backing Morocco bid - Mwendwa

Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia kick off the World Cup in their Group A match at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Two men of Liberian heritage are expected to play in the competition - Timothy Weah, the son of the president, might feature for the United States, and the Liberian-born winger Alphonso Davies who now plays for the Canadian national team.

The 80 matches in the 2026 tournament, involving an expanded roster of 48 teams, will be held in stadiums scattered throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. However, the list will be downed to 10 cities as notable hosts, such as Chicago and Vancouver, declined to host matches for various reasons, including cost concerns.

Canada, Mexico, Morocco and the U.S. were exempt from voting, while Ghana was absent after the country's government said it had disbanded its football association amid allegations of widespread corruption.

"Thank you so, so very much for this incredible honor". Montreal city councillor Rosannie Filato said during a media scrum Wednesday at Centre Nutrilait, the Montreal Impact's training facility, that Montreal will host between three and six games. "At the end of the day, we are all united in football".

Griezmann: Pogba will show his brilliance
With regard to Griezmann's decision, the French coach praised the player's loyalty and his attachment to the Spanish club. France captain Hugo Lloris also admitted the striker had come in for some ribbing following the release of the footage.

"My dream is to someday compete in the World Cup, maybe even in my home town of Edmonton". "That's why they call it the attractive game".

"Football is the victor". So, let's take a look at why Houston should be the Texas city to host the 2026 World Cup. Congratulations to everyone who worked hard on this bid - it's going to be a great tournament!

Ghana curiously failed to cast their vote while South Africa's neighbours Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe joined Benin, Cape Verde, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in favouring the North American bid over their continental allegiance. "We'll have discussions with U.S. Soccer about what happens next". "We obviously want to qualify for that one too, but it's huge for the country". Trump tweeted in April.

Football Federation Australia chairman Steven Lowy confirmed he had backed the ultimate victor and also said the new voting rules - implemented by FIFA after the controversy generated by Russia being awarded the 2018 tournament and Qatar the 2022 edition - had restored confidence in how such events were awarded. "We've had no backlash".

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