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Soccer Fans React to #WorldCup2026 Bid Win With Too Much Excitement To Handle

This is not a drill. Mexico, Canada and the United States are hosting the 2026 World Cup. The three countries all banded together like the three amigos to give us one heck of a stadium lineup in eight years and people are pumped up. The three countries defeated Morocco for the highly coveted soccer event.

For those fans who struggle over supporting Mexico or the USMNT during the World Cup, 2026 is going to make it mush easier.

No more picking sides because you can celebrate both of them.

Fortunately you have eight years to start saving that cash so you can partake in #Mundial2026.

Now would be the time to start reevaluating all of your subscription services. Maybe you don’t need all of them.

People are excited for the opportunity to see their favorite teams battle it out on their home turf.

It will be the first time Canada will be hosting the event, the U.S.’s second time and Mexico’s third—an unprecedented number for a host country so far. It will also be the first time the playing field is expanded from 32 teams to 48. 

In order to figure out how to get to each host country, people were already planning out their travel itineraries and some people didn’t. ???????? come. ???????? to. ???????? play. ????????

Make sure you save those vacation days so you can really spend time traveling to all of your favorite games.

All three leaders reacted to the news and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s tweet is standing out.

Will Mexico be able to pull its weight in hosting its fair share of 10 out of the 80 games that will be played?

Of course, there are already some savage memes calling Mexico weak.

That’s just low.

It is a pretty amazing moment for North America. All three countries coming together for on global sporting event.

Pique, the jalapeño mascot from the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, is starting to get a lot of loving.

The ’86 World Cup was the last time El Tri hosted the world for soccer’s biggest tournament.

Of course this epic and iconic gif started making the rounds again.

Who can forget this moment from former Mexican national team coach Miguel ‘El Piojo’ Herrera during the 2014 World Cup.


READ: 20 Things You Should Know Before The World Cup This Year

On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you for North America to host the World Cup?  Please share your World Cup moments using #WorldCup2018 #ShowUsYourColors.

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Mexican President Criticizes DEA For Role In Former Army Chief’s Arrest

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Mexican President Criticizes DEA For Role In Former Army Chief’s Arrest

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President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized the historic role of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Mexico after a former Mexican army chief was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles on drug charges at the request of the DEA.

The former Mexican Defense Minister was arrested by the DEA on drug charges.

Salvador Cienfuegos Zepedas was the secretary of National Defense in the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto from 2012 to 2018. President Lopez Obrador claims that the arrest is proof of corruption from past governments.

President Lopez Obrador used the arrest to criticize the U.S. government and the DEA.

President Lopez Obrador, speaking at a press conference in Oaxaca, claimed that there is a double standard. While Cienfuegos Zepedas has been arrested by the DEA, the president claims U.S. officials have not been held accountable for trafficking arms into Mexico to track them to the cartels. According to the president, Mexican officials are being held at a higher and harsher standard than U.S. officials.

“Why is it that it’s just the people in Mexico who took part in these acts being accused or implicated, and (the DEA) aren’t criticizing themselves, reflecting on the meddling by all these agencies in Mexico,” Lopez Obrador said at the press conference. “They came into the country with complete freedom, they did whatever they wanted.”

The former defense minister’s arrest sent shockwaves through Mexico.

Cienfuegos Zepedas was the first high-ranking Mexican military official to be arrested in the U.S. with drug-related corruption. He was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport and will be facing drug and money-laundering charges. It’s been less than a year since Genaro Garcia Luna was charged with taking bribes from the Sinaloa drug cartel led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

President Lopez Obrador wants to protect the military’s reputation.

Lopez Obrador also said he hopes that the armed forces aren’t blamed for this scandal and that Mexico must take care of institutions as important as the Secretary of National Defense. Mexico does not currently have an ongoing investigation of the retired general and will await the result of the U.S. investigation, according to the president of Mexico. 

Cienfuegos Zepedas is due to make a court appearance related to four charges in California on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

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Showtime’s ‘Bad Hombres’ Is A Documentary Highlighting The World’s Only Binational Baseball Team

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Showtime’s ‘Bad Hombres’ Is A Documentary Highlighting The World’s Only Binational Baseball Team

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Sports have a way of bringing people together. The experience of rooting for your team is a unifying feeling that transcends borders and culture. Showtime is exploring the importance of sports through the lens of the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos.

“Bad Hombres” is a documentary highlighting immigration under President Trump through baseball.

Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos are the only binational professional baseball team in the world. The team splits their home games between stadiums in Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Director Andrew Glazer wanted to highlight the immigration issue through a sports lens to offer a different layer to the narrative.

“Most of the people trying to come into the U.S. are families and children trying to escape horrible violence in Central America,” Glazer told CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “That story has been told, so what I wanted to do was show people in a way that I thought would be relatable to what life is like on the border. What life is like on those two sides and how interconnected they are. The thing that struck me to be honest is that initially in Laredo, Texas was how pervasive Spanish is spoken.”

The documentary shows the struggles of the baseball team trying to make sense of the volatile U.S.-Mexico border relations.

The Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos split time playing their home games between two stadiums in the U.S. and Mexico. The Trump administration’s constant battle with Mexico and threats to close the border put the team’s season in jeopardy. A first look teaser shows team managers trying to coordinate the release of game tickets in time with the ever-changing immigration announcements from the Trump administration.

“Bad Hombres” speaks politics without directly addressing politics.

“Even though my film has an overarching political message, the players are not covertly or overtly political in any way,” Glazer told CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “They are baseball players and they are living their lives and a lot of them are trying to make it to the majors and some of them were in the majors and are now finishing their careers. There wasn’t a whole lot of political discussions.”

Glazer made sure to highlight the depths and complexities of the team members dealing with the political climate without politics.

“Inherently, what made the team fascinating is you had players from the U.S. who were Anglo-American players and Mexican American players who had a different perspective,” Glazer told DJ Sixsmith. “Then you had Mexican players and some Dominican players and Cuban and people from everywhere else. There were different languages and different perspectives. Seeing how that developed over time was pretty fascinating.”

“Bad Hombres” is streaming on Showtime.

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