Federation Internationale de Football Association picks referee Pitana of Argentina for World Cup opener

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Also, South American associations are likely to vote for the United Bid while those from UEFA are split, with France and Belgium likely to throw their support behind Morocco.

Following the decision of world football body, FIFA, to overhaul its monthly ranking system to make standing more fair and logical, the Super Eagles and many other nations that have won matches against stronger nations are in position to profit in the new order.

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.

"Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026", Carlos Cordiero, president of the US Soccer Federation told Congress. "Football today is the only victor". The Americans' bid to host 2022 was usurped by Qatar in the vote in 2010, and it's been a long eight years for the right to bid again to bring the showpiece event back.

Woman arrested after two children traveled in pet kennels in auto
According to police, the children were spotted Saturday afternoon in the 3700 block of Elvis Presley Blvd. near Graceland. Now, neighbors are asking why and are trying to piece together the though behind her actions.

North Korea's Kim lands in Singapore ahead of summit with Trump
Earlier this morning, the tweeter-in-chief expressed his elation about being in Singapore and feeling " excitement in the air ". Singapore will spend about 20 million dollars to host the historic summit between Trump and Kim, Prime Minister Loong revealed.

Cosmic Rival? Astronomers Spot Enigmatic System with Three Earth-Size Planets
Though unique in its own way, this "epic" planet is one of 22 other confirmed exoplanet systems with the same dimensions. This is the first of its kind spectrograph in the country, which can measure the mass of a planet going around a star.

Morocco lost again with its fifth bid campaign in the past 30 years, including to the US for the 1994 World Cup.

The Swiss was in charge of football's global governing body at the time Russian Federation was awarded the tournament in December 2010, before his reign ended amid a corruption scandal involving FIFA.

The Portuguese believes Gareth Southgate's men would prevail in that clash - but would see their World Cup dreams dashed in the next round against five-time winners Brazil.

Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, FIFA and long-term partner Coca-Cola devised the longest-ever route across the host country in the project's history especially for Russia.

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