Soccer
Associated Press/Photo by Pavel Golovkin

World Cup coming to North America

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/13/18, 11:01 am

FIFA voters Wednesday gave North America hosting rights for soccer’s World Cup in 2026. The proposal would put 60 of 80 games in the United States and 10 each in Mexico and Canada. In contrast to the secrecy of past World Cup ballots, members of FIFA, the international soccer governing body, held an open vote to select the North American trio over Morocco. The outcome signals that FIFA members favor existing venues in countries that actively work to fight corruption. Two years ago, a federal investigation exposed widespread bribery within the group.

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Associated Press/Photo by Andrea Scarfo’/ANSA

New migration route, same sad story

International | At least 100 migrants die after boat sinking off Tunisia
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/05/18, 02:54 pm

At least 100 people died and several others are missing after a boat sank off the Tunisian coast over the weekend, causing one of the single worst incidences of migrant casualties in recent years. The latest sinking highlights the changing migrant flows toward Italy.

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U.S. men’s soccer loses shot at World Cup

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/11/17, 11:07 am

The U.S. men’s soccer team fell out of World Cup contention Tuesday night with a surprising 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago, ending a run of seven straight appearances in the international soccer showcase. The U.S. team, ranked 28th in the world by FIFA, only needed to tie the game against its 99th-ranked opponent to win a World Cup berth, but scoring in its own goal in the 17th minute sent the Americans down the path to defeat. “You can go around in circles a million times over again, but the reality is that it was all there for us and we have nobody to blame but ourselves,” U.S.

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