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NY, NJ promise '8 Super Bowls' for '26 World Cup

New York and New Jersey stepped up their bid to host the final of the 2026 World Cup by promising a spectacle on par with "eight Super Bowls" at a launch event on Thursday.

Scally urges next USMNT coach to keep it simple (1:12)
Steffen: I haven't spoken to Berhalter since World Cup omission (2:42)

2030 WC must be in South America - CONMEBOL

CONMEBOL's president told FIFA it would be a mistake not to award the 2030 World Cup to a joint bid from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile.

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Museum to sit Messi statue by Pele, Maradona

South American soccer's governing body on Monday presented Lionel Messi with a with statue, which will be placed in the CONMEBOL museum.

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FIFA to pay $355m for sending players to WCs

FIFA's compensation paid to clubs that release players for the men's World Cup has been increased by almost 70% for the 2026 and 2030 tournaments.

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Argentina rename training base after Messi

Lionel Messi has been honoured by the Argentina Football Association who have renamed the national team's headquarters after him.

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Mbappe confirmed as new captain of France

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has been confirmed as the new captain for the France national team, coach Didier Deschamps said on Tuesday.

Pulisic blasts 'childish' Reyna-Berhalter controversy (1:41)
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Women's WC prize money up 300% to $150m

The Women's World Cup is getting $150m in prize money, a 300% increase over 2019 but still about a third of the $440m the men got in 2022.

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Players' union tells FIFA: We want WC equal pay

The global professional football players' union has written to FIFA calling for parity between the men's and women's World Cups.