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Achilles The Psychic Cat Correctly Predicts Winner Of First World Cup Game

Achilles The Psychic Cat Correctly Predicts Winner Of First World Cup Game

While Trump has been feuding with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over tariffs and policy after the G-7 meeting and with Mexican leaders about his proposed border wall, the heads of state are not heavily involved in this World Cup bid.

The vote took place after 15 minute presentations by each bidder.

Russian Federation launched the World Cup party in spectacular style when they thrashed a feeble Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament's opening match on Thursday to give the host nation the lift they desperately needed after a nine-month winless run.

The money promised by the North American bid will be a strong boost to Federation Internationale de Football Association. The World Cup will go from a 32-team tournament to 48, however the victor will play the same amount of games (7) as they do now.

The 2026 award is also a victory for many of FIFA's corporate partners, which will have the advantage of more teams and the world's biggest media market. Instead, many viewers spent the opening minutes of ITV's World Cup coverage simply admiring their fancy Red Square studio. More than 40 soccer officials and businesses indicted, convicted or pleaded guilty.

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Ambassador Nikki Haley called that resolution "grossly one-sided" for blaming Israel while not mentioning Gaza's Hamas rulers. Since the protests began on March 30, Israeli forces have killed 124 Palestinian and wounded more than 3,800 others.

Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal are the three Canadian cities designated to possibly host games in the 2026 tournament, which is expanding to include 48 countries, up from the current 32-team format.

Federation Internationale de Football Association will have to decide how the games are divided up and which cities will be selected. Fortunately for them, they draw the second lowest-ranked squad on Thursday - Saudi Arabia is 67th. Canada, Mexico and the USA are home to a combined 491 million people and two of the world's biggest media markets. The United States is likely to have 10 cities selected to host games, while Mexico and Canada are expected to each have three.

Elsewhere on the opening weekend, Manchester United host Leicester City, Liverpool entertain West Ham, and Championship winners Wolverhampton Wanderers welcome Everton to Molineux.

While Canada has never hosted-or even qualified for-the men's World Cup, it can count on its more experienced co-hosts and current NAFTA partners.