Russian Federation beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

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Time will tell whether Dzagoev can overcome his injury in order to play a further part at this World Cup, but the 27-year-old has a chequered fitness record in recent years, with a succession of muscular problems forcing him to miss countless games for club and country.

But Morocco, bidding for a fifth time, had closed the gap on "United 2026" to the point that nobody in Moscow wanted to make a public prediction ahead of the vote at the FIFA Congress, where 207 member associations, minus the four bidding nations, cast ballots.

It followed a campaign centered around record crowds, existing venues and a forecast revenue of $14.3 billion (£10.6 billion/€12.1 billion).

Canada, Mexico, and the United States will now jointly manage preparations for the massive events until Federation Internationale de Football Association establishes their operations to manage the competition.

Morocco have bid five times now and they have been overlooked each time.

How Will The Tournament Work? .

Hawsawi said a good start to the tournament was vital if the Saudis were to match the feat of the 1994 Falcons, who reached the round of 16 in the United States.

Its been 1432 days since Germany lifted the FIFA World Cup in 2014, as the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russian Federation at the Luzhniki Stadium. There will be three hubs in Mexico, three in Canada, and sixteen in the States, all home to National Football League teams.


The 87,000-capacity MetLife Stadium outside NY - home of the NFL's Giants and Jets - is proposed for the final.

Their were 23 host cities put forward shown on this map below.

The 2026 tournament will look very different than it due to its expansion. "We want to measure ourselves against the best teams in the world".

In a World Cup first, the video assistant referee system was available for the match between the tournament's lowest-ranked teams, though it wasn't used.

From that point on, it is knockout stages.

England will play their first game on Monday against Tunisia.

Heavy defeats against Brazil and France in March set alarm bells ringing for Russian fans and their 1-1 draw against Turkey last Tuesday means they head into the World Cup without a victory in their last seven matches.

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