13hAssociated Press

Morocco bid: $16bn to host '26 World Cup

Morocco will need to spend almost $16 billion to host the 2026 World Cup, with every stadium and training ground built from scratch or renovated.

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1dESPN staff

N. America, Morocco submit 2026 WC bids

The United States, Mexico and Canada formally submitted their joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup on Friday, as did fellow hopefuls Morocco.

EXCLUSIVE: Pele talks to ESPN about his faith in Tite (1:32)
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2dAdriana Garcia

Chelsea's Alonso earns first Spain call-up

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has given Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso his first call-up and has also welcomed Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa back.

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2dAssociated Press

Kokorin latest Russian out for World Cup

Alexander Kokorin is likely to become the third player from Russia's national team to miss the World Cup in his home country through injury.

Extra Time: Griezmann to Barcelona? UCL or World Cup? (10:16)
3dJeff Carlisle

U.S.-led WC bid cuts host city list to 23

The United Bid Committee, aiming to bring the 2026 World Cup to Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., has reduced the field of potential bid cities to 23.

Southgate: England desperate to go to World Cup (0:51)
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3dESPN staff

Chicago withdraws from 2026 WC bid

Chicago's Soldier Field had been on a list of 32 potential venues in the bid to stage the 2026 tournament in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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3dESPN staff

England could face media-less World Cup

England face the risk of playing in the World Cup without their media being present at the event, after Russia threatened to expel all UK media.

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3dTom Marshall

Govea gets chance to impress Osorio

Omar Govea has come on strong lately, and the 22-year-old is among the midfielders aiming to book a Russia spot in friendlies vs. Iceland and Croatia.

4dTom Marshall

La Volpe, a manager who inspired Guardiola

"FIFA has to pay attention to this; football has to be more eye-catching." Ricardo La Volpe's bold ideas caught the eye of Pep Guardiola.

4dAdriana Garcia

Alonso wants World Cup spot - father

The father of Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso says his son must continue to work and be patient as he perseveres in his pursuit of a Spain call-up.

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4dStephan Uersfeld

World Cup boycott not an option - German FA

The German FA (DFB) has spoken out against a boycott of the World Cup in Russia this summer amid continuing political disputes with the host country.

Tite: Brazil won't rush Neymar back for World Cup (0:21)
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5dESPN staff

Russia slams U.K. over 2018 boycott talk

Russian foreign ministry officials said British threats to boycott the 2018 FIFA World Cup will damage world sport.