The race to host the 2026 World Cup comes to a head on Wednesday with major pros and cons still connected to both the Morocco and ‘United’ bids.The joint bid by Canada, Mexico and the United States has been the front-runner from the moment a North American coalition was first mooted two years ago, and there have been spells when it has looked like the only credible candidate.But Morocco, bidding for a fifth time, has closed the gap on ‘United 2026’ to the point that nobody in Moscow wants to make a public prediction ahead of the vote at the FIFA Congress, where 207 member associations, minus the four bidding nations, are scheduled to cast ballots.Four further associations will not vote, as Press Association Sport understands Morocco has got its way after asking FIFA to stop US overseas territories American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands from taking part. That is a testament to how narrow this race has got.FIFA offered a glowing technical … [Read more...] about Morocco and United States prepare to discover if they will host 2026 World Cup
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MORROCO are looking to rival a joint-bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup. The North Africans have bid four times in the past but were unsuccessful for the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 tournaments. When is World Cup 2026 awarded? THE potential hosts have until Wednesday, June 13 to impress their fellow host members. On that date there will be a ballot in Russia to determine where the tournament will be held. Formerly it was Fifa's executive committee who voted, but now the 209 member nations cast a vote for their preferred choice in a new system. Which countries are backing Morocco and the United States as host nation? MOROCCO has strong support from Africa, as would be expected, but South Africa are set to break the mould and choose the United bid. South Africa’s sports minister Tokozile Xasa has urged his country's football association not to vote for the North Africans on June 13. He said: "We are very clear that we can’t support … [Read more...] about When is the World Cup 2026 host decided, and which countries are backing Morocco and the United States?
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain intends to fully honour the communique agreed at a Group of Seven summit at the weekend and hopes that the United States will honour its commitments, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Monday. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pose during a family photo at the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman - HP1EE681LDO5C U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Sunday he was backing out of the G7 comminque which agreed on the need for “free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade” and the importance of fighting protectionism. “The communique was agreed by all the parties who attended the G7 and we fully intend to honour it,” the spokesman told reporters. “We would hope that the U.S. will similarly honour the commitments that they have … [Read more...] about UK hopes the United States will honour G7 commitments
Hooker Joe Taufete'e and winger Marcel Brache scored two tries each and the United States ran in nine tries in all to beat Russia 62-13 in a Summer Series rugby test on Saturday. Taufete'e scored two tries in the first half and had a massive influence on the match before being replaced in the 47th minute. Brache scored on either side of halftime, including a brilliant individual try to end the first half with the United States ahead 34-13. The former Stormers and Western Force Super Rugby player also provided a superb offload in the lead-up to a late try by Nate Augsburger. The United States plays Scotland and Russia plays Canada next weekend and US captain Blaine Scully said in spite of the magnitude of Saturday's scoreline his team would have to improve to be competitive against the Scots. The Summer Series marks the start of the the United States and Russia's build-up towards next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan. "I'm pretty happy with the performance tonight," Scully said. "I think … [Read more...] about Rugby: United States beats Russia 62-13 in Summer Series test
Daniel McCarthy 1 June 2018 3:10 PM 1 June 2018 3:10 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Donald Trump is following through on his threat—or promise, as his voters see it—to impose steep tariffs on foreign goods in the name of supporting American industry, starting with levies of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminium imports. Allies and neighbours that had been granted temporary exemptions are now set to feel the brunt of the tariffs: Canada is America’s leading source of foreign steel, and Mexico and the European Union will also feel the pain. They’re all threatening to retaliate, and the press is calling this a trade war. If this is a war, it’s one the United States will win. The thing to keep in mind when reading about retaliation is that the US has trade deficits with all of these countries—as well as, of course, with China, which is not one of America’s leading sources of steel but whose … [Read more...] about If this is a trade war, the United States will win