North America and Morocco finalists for hosting 2026 World Cup

12 June, 2018, 06:05 | Author: Laura Christensen
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Neymar marked his return to the starting line-up with another brilliant goal as Brazil eased to a 3-0 win over Austria in Vienna on Sunday in their final friendly ahead of the World Cup.

For most of us football fans, the name Diego Maradona rings a bell.

The World Cup gets underway on Thursday in Moscow.

"You have to trust, you dream", he told reporters after moving joint third on Brazil's all-time scoring chart, level with Romario on 55.

The ceremony will begin half an hour before the game kicks off at 6pm local time (4pm BST).

"So it was a way to pay tribute, because he is an idol, not just to me, but all Brazilians".

Plans for a feasibility study were put on hold on Sunday (NZT Monday) after Qatar World Cup head Hassan Al-Thawadi addressed the football congress and Fifa president Gianni Infantino said agreement from the Gulf nation was a "precondition".


Over the past ten months, FIFA Legends, 2018 FIFA World Cup ambassadors and prominent figures around the world have provided valuable support with the organisation of the tour.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is set to start in Russian Federation on June 14.

Many are also excited to see what 21-year-old Marcus Rashford can conjure up with England in Russian Federation, while the likes of France's Ousmane Dembele and Belgium's Youri Tielemans, who are also the same age, will also be looking to make their mark on the tournament.

Austria, unbeaten in their last eight games and winners over Germany one week ago, proved uncomfortable opponents and had nothing to lose in front of a capacity 48,500 crowd, having failed to qualify for the World Cup. The number of people who turned up to watch Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup was same as IPL matches.

His goalscoring exploits and mesmeric skills are not the only reason Neymar's inclusion to this squad is so imperative to Tite, but his availability also allows the Brazilian tactician to deploy his favoured formation, allowing Coutinho to drop into the midfield, allowing the Barcelona playmaker license to penetrate more centrally.

Team doctor Mohamed Abou al-Ela admitted the striker, who scored 44 goals for Liverpool this season, was unlikely to play in Egypt's opening Group A match against Uruguay on Friday.

On June 13, the FIFA Congress will determine whether to award the right to host the 2026 World Cup to one of the two candidates.

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