Soccer

Can Ronaldo carry Portugal to World Cup glory?

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo is likely past his prime at age 33, but he's still in fine form and is the biggest reason Portugal could win it all in Russia.
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World Cup Begins Without The U.S. Men's Team

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The United States is among the notable no-shows for the month-long World Cup tournament. It's the first time since 1986 the U.S. men haven't qualified for their sport's biggest event. Soccer officials say they are moving on from criticism and controversy to get the men's national team back on track. But some wonder whether they're focusing on what really needs to be fixed - from improving coaching to broadening the appeal of the sport at the youth level - to put the American team back on the world stage. Still stings It's been eight months since the disastrous match where Trinidad and...
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World Cup fever hits UN as ambassadors don their nations' soccer shirts

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Russia, so often seen as a bad actor in the international arena, got a break Thursday at the United Nations and throughout the universe as World Cup fever began. Standing next to U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley wearing her U.S. soccer shirt, Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia looked to be enjoying the occasion as he hosted a team picture with the 15 members of the U.N. Security Council, who also donned their nations' jerseys. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, a Portuguese national, entered the Security Council chamber blowing a whistle and wearing a traditional black referee's shirt...
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On Soccer: For Russia, Five Goals and One Big Sigh of Relief

2 monthes ago   |   By NYT

Aleksandr Golovin scored a goal and helped create three others as Russia reassured its doubters by opening the 2018 World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.
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Soccer fans could pay around $1,000 to complete the official World Cup 2018 sticker collection

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Italian manufacturer Panini is once again the architect of the latest official sticker album and has been producing collections since 1961. It is estimated that you would have to purchase 967 sticker packets to complete the collection, with a total of 4,832 stickers costing nearly $1,000. The traditional sticker album has also been upgraded to the digital age - this edition also comes in app form.
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Russian hopes, fears tied up in Putin's showcase World Cup

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he kicked off Thursday is about much more than sports. It's about proving to the world that Russia is a global power broker and not an outcast, that it's an open, confident and generous nation - and not an isolated, repressive place hobbled by sanctions.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins FIFA World Cup Tonight | FIFA WORLD CUP TONIGHT

Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins FIFA World Cup Tonight | FIFA WORLD CUP TONIGHT

2 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

LA Galaxy forward and former member of the Swedish national team, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, joins FIFA World Cup Tonight to discuss: Not playing in the tournament, his prediction and much more.
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2026 World Cup annoucement is like "rocket fuel" for soccer's popularity in America

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Just one day before the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia without a U.S. team in play, American soccer fans still had a reason to rejoice. FIFA, world soccer's governing body, announced Wednesday morning that a combined bid from the U.S., Canada and Mexico had won the hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup. For TV host, podcaster and one-half of the soccer-obsessed "Men In Blazers," Roger Bennett, the news means soccer may finally become of America's favorite sports. He could not be happier about it. 2018 FIFA World Cup: How to watch every team, every game "Think of the World Cup like a...
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