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Germany's World Cup win prompts online addendum to anti-gambling TV ad

Poor Andy just can't catch a break. The fictional boy became famous in recent weeks in an ad by Singapore's National Council on Problem Gambling, in which the character reveals to his buddies that his father bet all of his college fund on Germany winning the World Cup. “Often, the people who suffer...

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Los Angeles makes list of potential 2026 World Cup venues
 

Los Angeles makes list of potential 2026 World Cup venues

Los Angeles was among 25 U.S. cities selected Wednesday as possible host sites for the 2026 World Cup. The soccer federations of the U.S., Mexico and Canada have joined forces to present a united bid to stage soccer’s world championship in the three North American countries, the first time a three-nation...

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Russia provides a poor setting for a celebration of sport

Russia provides a poor setting for a celebration of sport

The Confederations Cup, the quadrennial dress rehearsal for soccer’s World Cup, opened Saturday in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hometown of St. Petersburg. It’s not a milestone many find worth celebrating. The start of the two-week, eight-nation tournament is FIFA’s final blessing of the...

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