Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

North America and Morocco finalists for hosting 2026 World Cup

North America and Morocco finalists for hosting 2026 World Cup

Brazil finished off their World Cup warm-up schedule with an impressive 3-0 win over Austria in Vienna.

"You can talk, you're Brazilian and you can dream; we're dreaming more and more".

Collusion is not unheard of at the World Cup, as Guyon notes, at the 1982 World Cup Austria and West Germany appeared to collude in a match that has since become known as the "Disgrace of Gijón". In the event that the 68th FIFA Congress decides not to choose either of the candidates, FIFA will then launch a new procedure by inviting all member associations - except the four that are taking part in the current process - to submit a bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The Saudi team will play host Russian Federation in Group A which also includes national teams of Egypt and Uruguay.

The Manchester City striker opened the scoring with a superb finish before Neymar doubled Brazil's lead in stunning fashion.

Perhaps this is why they are famous for their attractive football and the competitive nature of their group in World Cup qualifiers sees no match.

Germany won their first World Cup since 1990 in 2014 and once again have a very deep roster.

Plans for a feasibility study were put on hold on Sunday (NZT Monday) after Qatar World Cup head Hassan Al-Thawadi addressed the football congress and Fifa president Gianni Infantino said agreement from the Gulf nation was a "precondition".

The Mexican Ambassador to Russian Federation has said a "Fan House" in Moscow dedicated to the Mexico World Cup squad during the Russian Federation 2018 tournament will "build bridges" between the two countries.

Barcelona midfielder Coutinho added the third goal shortly afterwards.

There are others who are on the brink of being considered as contenders and a few years of improvement may result in them finally breaking the barrier. "This is, of course, precisely why the World Cup will be so exciting to watch".

In terms of individual player quality, perhaps the Brazilians are slightly ahead of the champions, especially with superstar Neymar Jr returning to an offensive line already boasting Phillipe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus and Willian, to be supported by a rock-solid and well-organised defensive cadre.

Argentina winger Cristian Pavón and Mexico's Hirving Lozano are also two young and talented attacking players going to the World Cup, while many will get a first proper look at Serbia's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who has been linked with the Red Devils and Real.

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