World Cup hosts Russia extend winless streak


Iran's soccer team became the first to arrive in Russian Federation for the World Cup on June 5, nine days before the opening match of the tournament, which runs from June 14 to July 15.

Following a series of hints and speculations, Saudi Arabia has officially voiced its support for the North American bid to host the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2026 World Cup.

Tuesday's draw meant he is Russia's first manager ever to fail to win in seven consecutive games.

Russian Federation was held to a 1-1 draw by Turkey in their warm-up game ahead of the World Cup at the CSKA Arena in Moscow on Tuesday, less than a week after losing to Austria 1-0 on May 30.

There's also an Ultimate Team mode, which will let you play the World Cup with a team of players from different countries.

"That is why FFA is looking forward taking its place among the 32 nations at the World Cup finals and representing Australia".

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Morocco, the only other contender, solicited Riyadh's support a month ago and by then "we had given our word to the Americans", Turki Al Alshikh, head of the Saudi Sports Authority, said in an interview with Bloomberg TV in Zurich on Monday.

Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar were the top three players in the USA and the United Kingdom, while Neymar, Ronaldo and Paulinho were most popular in Brazil, and Kylian Mbappé, Neymar and Ronaldo were most popular in France.

Russian Federation kick off their World Cup against Saudi Arabia in Group A at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14 and also face Egypt in St Petersburg on June 19 and Uruguay in Volgograd on June 25.

"It was clear the Russian team was anxious in this game, that there's a lot of pressure ahead of the World Cup", he said.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is around the corner, and another set of historical football memories will soon be created.

Soccer's ruling body Federation Internationale de Football Association has filed a criminal complaint against online ticket reseller Viagogo, saying it wanted to protect fans and prevent unauthorised ticket resales at the World Cup in Russia starting next week.