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Infantino says FIFA can afford Morocco to host 2026 WCup

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Zurich, Jun 5 (AP) - FIFA can afford to have Morocco host the 2026 World Cup, according to President Gianni Infantino, even if the rival North American bid promises billions of dollars more in revenue.
Ahead of next week's vote by FIFA member federations in Moscow, Infantino said on Monday: "FIFA can afford whatever the congress decides."
"We have to live with that and to make the best of any decision which is taken," said the FIFA leader, who Moroccan bid leaders have publicly suspected of...

Netherlands score late to draw with Italy 1-1 in Turin

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Turin, Jun 5 (AP) - The Netherlands scored late to hold 10-man Italy to 1-1 in a friendly in Turin on Monday.
Nathan Ake headed in two minutes from time to cancel out Simone Zaza's opener.
Italy played the final 21 minutes a man down after defender Domenico Criscito was harshly sent off for a...

Peru’s Guerrero scores twice in 3-0 win over Saudi Arabia

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St. Gallen, Jun 4 (AP) - Peru captain Paolo Guerrero scored twice in a 3-0 win over Saudi Arabia in a World Cup warmup Sunday on his comeback, three days after a Swiss supreme court ruling put his doping ban on hold.
Guerrero looked every bit the inspirational leader Peru campaigned to clear for...

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