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World Cup 2026 to crown decades of growth in North America

LOS ANGELES: The decision to award the 2026 World Cup to North America yesterday follows an explosion in football’s popularity across the region which can be traced directly to the…

World Cup fever builds as fans, teams pour into Russia

KAZAN: World Cup fever is finally taking hold in Russia, where wild enthusiasm in provincial centers such as chilly Kazan is filtering through to Moscow ahead of today’s opening match…

High hopes for emergence of new stars at Russia’s WCup

KUWAIT: As the World Cup starts to get rolling in Russia, millions of spectators from around the world will be on the edge of their seat to witness the outstanding…

Young Arabs say Egypt has the best chance of victory in WCup

  DUBAI: With a record four Arab national teams competing in the FIFA World Cup this year – Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia -ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller’s10thannual Arab Youth Survey reveals…

Germany set to jet to World Cup

MOSCOW: Reigning champions Germany arrived in Russia yesterday to join the World Cup party as Belgium downplayed an injury scare over star player Eden Hazard in their final warm-up match.…

Messi casts doubt over W Cup future

MOSCOW: Brazil arrived in Russia yesterday hungry to make amends for their World Cup humiliation in 2014 with Neymar apparently fighting fit, as Lionel Messi cast doubt over his international…

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