How did Messi's absence impact Inter Miami during the US Open Cup final? (2:28)
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2dAssociated Press

FIFA moving legal dept., other jobs to Miami area

FIFA is moving more than 100 jobs from its Swiss headquarters to Florida, where a growing workforce is already working on organizing the 2026 World Cup.

Lionel Messi reflects on retirement plans (0:37)
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2026 World Cup hosts warn against price-fixing

The United States, Mexico and Canada are coordinating to tackle any "collusive schemes" involving goods or services connected to the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

Nagelsmann admits he didn't need convincing to coach Germany (0:43)
Why appointing Nagelsmann is a 'big call' from Germany (1:57)
Messi: I was the only World Cup winner not to receive recognition from my club (0:51)
Did ChatGPT nail this all-time best XI? (1:28)
Marcotti surprised by Germany's reported hire of Nagelsmann (1:06)
13dSergio Domínguez Cardoso

What every fan of Mexican sports should know

Those who consider themselves followers of sports in Mexico, which celebrates its 213th birthday this weekend, should have no problem answering some basic trivia.

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23dESPN News Services

Van Gaal: Messi's WC victory was 'premeditated'

Louis van Gaal hinted that the result of last year's FIFA World Cup in Qatar was designed to help Lionel Messi lift the trophy with Argentina.

Van Gaal claims World Cup was rigged for Messi to win (0:37)
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U.S. judge throws out two bribery convictions

A U.S. judge has thrown out the convictions of a former Fox executive and an Argentine sports marketing company for attempting to bribe soccer officials in exchange for lucrative broadcasting contracts.

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Thierry Henry named France Under-21 coach

Former France striker Thierry Henry has been named head coach of the country's Under-21s until 2025.

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42dMark Ogden

England target 1st friendly vs. Messi at Wembley

The English Football Association has spoken to the Argentine Football Association about taking one of football's biggest international rivalries out of cold storage for the first time in almost 20 years.

Son backs friend Dele to bounce back from off-pitch issues (0:34)
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71dAlex Kirkland and Rodrigo Faez

Neymar on 'painful' WC exit: I cried for five days

Neymar said he "cried for five days straight" after Brazil's 2022 World Cup exit to Croatia and added he considered international retirement.