Almost 80,000 people attend FIFA World Cup opening match in Moscow

Cesar Mills
June 15, 2018

Before its 2026 bid, Morocco submitted bids to host the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 editions of the World Cup.

When Uruguay take to the field against Egypt on 15th June, both teams could have a record breaker in the ranks.

It also could set a precedent that, as the World Cup continues to grow, so too will our ideas about what it looks like to host and put on a tournament.

"Hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cu is a rare and important moment to demonstrate that we are all truly united through sport", said Carlos Cordeiro, President of US Soccer and Co-Chair of the United Bid.

As for where and how they'll be watching, 52 percent of 2018 FIFA World Cup fans say they're likely to watch the games at home with friends and family.

Now 45 years old, he's already two years older than Colombia's Faryd Mondragón who was 43 years and three days when his side faced Japan during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. "Many of the hotels, stadiums and other places built for the World Cups there are not being used anymore and were very expensive".

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who is banned from soccer roles for six years over financial misconduct, announced in February that he felt Morocco was "the logical host" for the tournament as co-hosting had been "rejected" by FIFA following the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.

They now have 224 World Cup goals (including the years they played as West Germany), while Brazil have 221.

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The calculations, which were developed by a group of researchers in Germany and Belgium, used a number of factors to determine the victor. Yet he probably had more shots per session at Carrington than he managed this afternoon.

The teams are placed in eight groups consisting of four teams, with the top two sides from each group advancing to the last-16 stage of the tournament.

Who do you think is going to get the first win on the board at the 2018 World Cup?

The man chairing Calgary 2026 sees the awarding of World Cup matches to Canada as a good harbinger for an Olympic bid, should the city go for it.

Dalian Wanda, one of many Chinese Fifa partners, gave the young players the chance to be official World Cup Flag Bearers.

The record now stands at 16.

Morocco, hopes to become the second African country after South Africa to host the tournament.

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