2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
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7dAssociated Press

South Africa to back Morocco World Cup bid

On Monday, the South African federation said Danny Jordaan had assured a visiting Morocco bid delegation that he would lobby African officials.

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10dJeff Carlisle

CONMEBOL endorses North America WC bid

Together with a bloc of votes from Central America, the North American bid now has 17 of the 104 votes needed to win the hosting rights.

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17dPA Sport

FIFA to evaluate U.S.-led WC bid April 9-13

FIFA has announced the schedule for the bid evaluation visits in the increasingly tense race to stage the 2026 World Cup.

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18dJeff Carlisle

Confusion over Dominica, St. Lucia '26 votes

The Caribbean Football Union's chief cautioned against statements by the governments of St. Lucia and Dominica supporting Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid

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18dIan Holyman

France to vote Morocco over U.S. in 2026

France will vote for Morocco to stage the 2026 World Cup and not the North American bid, according to the French Football Federation president.

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21dESPN staff

CONCACAF pays chief more than FIFA - report

CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani was paid more than his UEFA and FIFA counterparts in 2017, according to the New York Times.

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26dAssociated Press

FIFA: Infantino won't meddle in '26 bid contest

FIFA maintained on Wednesday that its president won't meddle in the 2026 World Cup bidding contest and reminded Morocco to abide by the rules.

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27dMark Ogden

Morocco urges 'equitable' 2026 WC process

Morocco urged FIFA president Gianni Infantino to ensure a "transparent" and "equitable" contest in the race to stage the 2026 World Cup.

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27dESPN staff

2026 WC bid eyes 3-nation open, N.J. final

The North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup wants to play one opening game in each of the United States, Canada and Mexico on the first day.

Jack Prince
27dSam Marsden

Barca's Ballou torn on national team choice

Former Montreal Impact player has played for Canada at under-17 and U20 levels but is also eligible to play for Ivory Coast, the country of his birth.

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28dAssociated Press

Morocco touts gun safety in World Cup bid

Morocco touted its limited threat from gun crime in a 2026 World Cup bidding proposal to take on the United States-led rival for the game's showpiece.

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35dJeff Carlisle

No anti-U.S. pushback on WC bid - Cordeiro

United Bid Committee co-chair Carlos Cordeiro said the bid from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. for the 2026 World Cup has received no political pushback.

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38dESPN staff

N. America, Morocco submit 2026 WC bids

The United States, Mexico and Canada formally submitted their joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup on Friday, as did fellow hopefuls Morocco.

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39dJeff Carlisle

U.S.-led WC bid cuts host city list to 23

The United Bid Committee, aiming to bring the 2026 World Cup to Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., has reduced the field of potential bid cities to 23.

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39dESPN staff

Chicago withdraws from 2026 WC bid

Chicago's Soldier Field had been on a list of 32 potential venues in the bid to stage the 2026 tournament in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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56dESPN staff

CONCACAF expands Gold Cup to 16 teams

The CONCACAF Gold Cup will expand from 12 to 16 teams starting in 2019, while also planning to play games outside of the United States.

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60dESPN staff

Blatter backs Morocco over U.S. for 2026

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Thursday endorsed Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup over the joint bid from the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

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74dESPN staff

2026 WC could generate $5 billion - study

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

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