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the Philadelphia Convention and Visitor's Bureau has an update on the city's bid to be one of 16 North American host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
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Pat Loeb
June 24, 2019 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia put some flesh on the bones of its bid to host part of the World Cup in 2026. Officials rolled out a video with the slogans they'll use to try to persuade FIFA to pick the city for five or six games. Philadelphia is branding itself "America's host city"...
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May 24, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Megan Rapinoe takes questions during the U.S. Women's National Team World Cup media day at Twitter NYC.
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May 26, 2019 - 7:10 pm
By Emanuella Grinberg (CNN) - - With the Women's World Cup around the corner, American soccer star Megan Rapinoe called out the sport's top brass for not doing enough to level the pitch for men and women players. Rapinoe and the US women's national team are vying for their fourth World Cup win in...
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AP Photo/Vincent Thian
April 13, 2019 - 9:26 pm
By Ciaran Fahey (AP) - - FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for a crackdown on racism at soccer games after several high-profile incidents, and encouraged referees to abandon matches in the worst cases. "We will not hesitate to do everything in our power to eradicate racism, and any other...
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Women's World Cup trophy
Christophe Ena/AP, file
February 27, 2019 - 1:36 pm
(AP) — The Women's World Cup countdown has begun in earnest. Wednesday marked 100 days until the kickoff of the game's biggest tournament, opening on June 7 in Paris. The 24-team event will be played at nine stadiums in France over the course of a month, with the final set for July 7 in Lyon. The...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino
AP Photo/Martin Ruggiero, File
October 31, 2018 - 4:16 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Adding 16 teams to the 2022 World Cup is about far more than sports. The head of world soccer thinks the proposal can help solve the bitter diplomatic fight between host Qatar and a Saudi Arabian-led coalition trying to isolate the tiny nation. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has...
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 A general view of Luschniki Stadium one day prior to the start of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
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Greg Orlandini
June 13, 2018 - 9:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The United States may not be playing in this year's World Cup, but the tournament will return to America in 2026 — and Philadelphia could play a role. The U.S., along with Canada and Mexico, will host the 2026 tournament, and Philadelphia is among the cities where...
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In this May 5, 2018 photo, the images of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani hang on the towers in Doha, Qatar.
(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
June 11, 2018 - 12:04 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The prospect of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar growing to 48 teams faded Sunday after a discussion of the thorny issue was pulled from the agenda for FIFA's annual congress. Plans for a feasibility study were put on hold after Qatar World Cup head Hassan Al-Thawadi addressed the ruling...
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