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FIFA to choose between N America or Morocco for 2026 WC


MNA Sports Desk: FIFA members will decide on Wednesday whether the 2026 World Cup should be played in North America or return to Africa for just the second time, in Morocco. The choice is clear-between a slick bid based on gleaming stadiums in the United States, Mexico and Canada or an ambitious attempt from Morocco based on as-yet largely unbuilt facilities. On the eve of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, 207 FIFA member nations will cast their vote in a congress of world football’s governing body. Morocco’s bid for 2026 was only cleared to advance to the runoff vote ...

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‘Guardians 2’ grabs massive box office, top in N America


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The lighthearted space romp “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2” had a massive opening weekend, according to industry estimates Sunday, selling some $145 million tickets in the United States and Canada after last week’s equally impressive foreign debut. The Disney/Marvel comedy about a band of misfit space adventurers-a sequel to the 2014 smash-hit film-accounted for nearly 80 percent of the money hauled in by the 12 top-selling movies over the three-day weekend, industry analyst Exhibitor Relations said. Guardians already debuted in foreign markets last week, taking in $106 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. The breathtaking showing ...

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