World Cup

Philadelphia International Unity Cup
Philadelphia International Unity Cup
Cherri Gregg
October 11, 2019 - 6:44 pm
The fourth annual International Unity Cup game will take place Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester. The World Cup-style soccer tournament is the brainchild of Mayor Jim Kenney, and he's hoping it will become an institution. Read more here.
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Iranian women cheer as they wave their country's flag after authorities in a rare move allowed a select group of women into Azadi stadium to watch a friendly soccer match between Iran and Bolivia, in Tehran, Iran.
Vahid Salemi/AP Photo, File
AP News
September 10, 2019 - 10:01 am
An Iranian woman detained for dressing as a man to sneak into a soccer stadium to watch a match has died after setting herself on fire upon learning she could spend six months in prison, semi-official news outlets reported Tuesday.
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United States' Khris Middleton, second left, goes around the Canadian defenseduring their exhibition basketball game in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.
Rick Rycroft/AP Photo
AP News
August 26, 2019 - 10:18 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Order restored. After losing for the first time in nearly 13 years two days earlier, the United States rebounded to outclass Canada 84-68 in a pre-World Cup exhibition basketball game Monday. At the same arena where the Americans won Olympic gold at the Sydney 2000 Games the U.S...
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Fortnite World Cup Preview
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July 26, 2019 - 9:04 am
By Shannon Liao, CNN Business (CNN) -- Fortnite, the biggest video game in esports, is starting to lose momentum. In a bid to remain popular, Epic Games is throwing a giant Fortnite sporting event. The game involves 100 players dropping onto a fantasy island and fighting until only one remains...
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The Starfinder Foundation, out of Manayunk, is excited about the success of the World Cup champs and hopes to get a boost.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
July 10, 2019 - 7:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the World Cup-winning U.S. women's soccer team celebrates with a parade in New York City, a Manayunk-based youth soccer organization hopes Philadelphia girls will benefit from the team's success. Right before the World Cup started, the U.S. Soccer Foundation...
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United States' player celebrate after the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019.
Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo
July 07, 2019 - 1:05 pm
By Anne M. Peterson LYON, France (AP) — Megan Rapinoe stood on the field, arms outstretched, striking her now trademark victory pose symbolizing the confidence of a U.S. team that celebrated and savored each triumph at the Women's World Cup. W ⭐️ O ⭐️ R ⭐️L ⭐️ D C H A M P I O N S #OneNationOneTeam...
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United States' Alex Morgan celebrates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo
July 02, 2019 - 5:19 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Alex Morgan celebrated her go-ahead goal with a cheeky tea-sipping celebration and Alyssa Naeher stopped a late penalty kick to send the United States into the final at the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory over England on Tuesday night. The top-ranked United States will face...
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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.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
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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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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