World Cup Daily by Jason Pine

World Cup Daily by Jason Pine

Canada's sole World Cup appearance was in 1986 in Mexico, where they did not score a goal, losing to France, Hungry and the Soviet Union in the group stage.

Edmonton's hopes of becoming a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup rest on a final vote Wednesday morning in Moscow.

It was Russia's first World Cup win since 2002 and ended a seven-game winless run overall. Should Russia qualify from group A, where they face Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay, It will be their first ever qualification to the knock-outs stage.

The hosts did better in the 43rd on another fast move, with the ball eventually falling to Cheryshev who rounded two defenders and smashed into the net at the near left post.

Iury Gazinsky opened the scoring before Man of the Match Cheryshev and Dzyuba also found the net, and Cheryshev and Alexandr Golovin struck in stoppage-time to help Russian Federation end a winless run of seven games and make sure they have a chance to advance into the knock-out stages.

For more on the U.S., Mexico, and Canada hosting the 2026 World Cup, visit NBC.

Russian Federation made it 3-0 in the 71st minute when Golovin chipped in a cross for giant striker Dzyuba to rise unchallenged to head in from close range.

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Time will tell whether Dzagoev can overcome his injury in order to play a further part at this World Cup, but the 27-year-old has a chequered fitness record in recent years, with a succession of muscular problems forcing him to miss countless games for club and country.

VERDICT: Russia win in a low-quality game.

2018 러시아 월드컵 드디어 막을 올린다 The wait is finally over for Football fans around the world.

During the monthlong soccer tournament, however, Achilles is taking on a different task: making World Cup predictions by choosing between two bowls of cat food, according to the Russian news agency Tass.

Saudi Arabia's route to the knockout round is much more hard.

Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi had earlier said that Saudi Arabia would play without fear on Thursday.

Constantly criticized in the ragged build-up games, Cherchesov had promised improvement once the phoney war was over and his energetic players duly delivered.

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