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Trump Hails U.S., Mexico, Canada 2026 World Cup Win

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed joy via Twitter over the three North American countries winning their joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

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U.S., Mexico and Canada to Host 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada won the right to host the 2026 World Cup after easily beating Morocco in a vote by FIFA member nations on Wednesday.

The joint North American bid received 134 of the 203 votes, while Morocco polled 65 in the ballot at a FIFA Congress held in Moscow on the eve of the 2018 World Cup.

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Mohamed Salah Shrugs off Injury to Join Egypt Training

Mohamed Salah gave Egypt's World Cup hopes a huge boost Wednesday when he joined a squad training session at their Grozny base.

The Pharaohs' superstar was sidelined after suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on May 26, casting doubt on his World Cup participation.

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Barber of Serbia Snips Messi 'Headshot' for World Cup Fans

Looking for a new haircut to celebrate the World Cup in style? A hairdresser is clipping 'portraits' of stars Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo onto the back of heads in soccer-made Serbia.

Mario Hvala gives his creativity free rein as he shaves and snips away on a headshot "hair tattoo" in his Novi Sad salon ahead of Thursday's World Cup kick-off.

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Facts about North America 2026 World Cup Bid

The United States, Canada and Mexico have launched a joint bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup, which will be voted upon by FIFA members in Moscow on Wednesday.

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Terror, Hooligan Threats Cast Shadow over Russia's World Cup

Russia has deployed air defence systems and stringent fan background checks in a sweeping security operation to counter the twin threats of terror attacks and hooliganism at the World Cup.

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Ronaldo 'Doesn't Look Worried about His Future'

Portugal midfielder Manuel Fernandes said Cristiano Ronaldo "doesn't look at all worried about his future" as the Real Madrid superstar contemplates a possible exit from the Spanish giants this summer.

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Spain Game Vital for Portugal, Says Manuel Fernandes

Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Manuel Fernandes on Monday underlined the importance of Portugal's opening World Cup group game against Spain in an early heavyweight clash in Russia.

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Neymar Lands in Russia, Messi Casts Doubt over World Cup Future

Brazil arrived in Russia on Monday hungry to make amends for their World Cup humiliation in 2014 with Neymar apparently fighting fit, as Lionel Messi cast doubt over his international future.

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'Excited' Salah Misses Egypt's First Training Session in Russia

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah sat out Egypt training again on Sunday following the north Africans' arrival in Grozny ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

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