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World Cup 2026 host venues to be revealed by FIFA on June 16

FIFA intends to announce the 2026 World Cup sites during a news conference in New York on June 16. Seventeen U.S. stadiums in 16 areas remain in the bidding for the first 48-team World Cup, with the Los Angeles area submitting both SoFi Stadium in Inglewood and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, site of the 1994 World Cup final. Three stadiums each in Canada and Mexico are expected to be used.
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Barnsley FC: Aapo Halme one of five players to leave Oakwell

Centre-back Aapo Halme is among the players released by Barnsley as they prepare for life back in League One. The 23-year-old Finn is one of five members of the senior squad to leave Oakwell, after the club's relegation from the Championship. Strikers George Miller and Tomas Kalinauskas, midfielder Connor Hodgson...

David Moyes takes positives from season as West Ham eye top-six finish

David Moyes feels West Ham can look back on a season of progress despite the disappointment of missing out on the chance of Europa League success.The Irons head into Sunday’s final Premier League match at Brighton sitting in seventh place, but just two points behind Manchester United and with a superior goal difference.The benchmark had been set by last season’s sixth-placed finish and Moyes built on that with a memorable European run which saw West Ham eventually knocked out in the semi-finals by Eintracht Frankfurt, who went on to lift the trophy with a penalty shoot-out win over Rangers in...

Chelsea set to finish third after Leicester draw

Chelsea defender Marco Alonso scored a glorious equaliser to earn a 1-1 home draw with Leicester City on Thursday and effectively seal third place in the Premier League ahead of the final round of fixtures. The draw lifted Chelsea to 71 points, 19 behind leaders Manchester City and three ahead...

Chelsea virtually secure third as Maddison impresses for Leicester

Any jeopardy for Chelsea in this game disappeared on Monday, when their place in the top four was confirmed by Arsenal's defeat at Newcastle. But with back-to-back home fixtures to finish the campaign, the Blues had a chance to end on a high before switching focus to the future - and the pressing issue of getting the club's ownership sorted.

From hapless to heroics, Everton finally have something to celebrate

There were thousands of them on the pitch, celebrating Everton’s worst season for 24 years. Or more accurately, celebrating that it had not become their worst for seven decades. Relegation battles can do strange things and Everton, a fractured club and a failing team, have become united, a form of inspiration coming amid desperation, a fanbase who were often unhappy when they were higher up the league now jubilant, cavorting because safety was secured. A sense of peril, of imminent disaster, had channelled everything, brought everyone together. “People will say you are celebrating staying up but it means so much,”...