The United States, Mexico and Canada won the right to host the 2026 World Cup, beating Morocco in a vote by FIFA member nations on Wednesday.
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England beat Canada 2-1 to set up a semifinal clash vs defending champions Japan, who earlier edged past Australia 1-0.
Netherlands head coach Paul Vanass says his team is using the Hockey World League Final in Delhi as preparation for the FIH World Cup later this year at home.
Netherlands have been clubbed alongside Argentina, Australia and Belgium in Pool B in the eight-nation event to be held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.
Andres Iniesta, who had scored the stoppage-time winner to hand Spain a 1-0 win over Netherlands in the 2010 FIFA World Cup final, took to Twitter to express his excitement about the 2014 FIFA World Cup draw.
The meeting of two nations already assured of their place at the World Cup finals in Brazil was an open affair at the Cristal Arena, with the Dutch on top early on.
The Netherlands had already qualified for next year's finals, and Hungary's hopes of consolidating second place in Group D were erased by a vintage Dutch performance.
The August 14 match in Faro aims to help get the team ready for a decisive phase in its World Cup qualifying campaign. Portugal leads Group F with 14 points, two more than second-place Russia, but the Russians have two games in hand.
India will now play England for the bronze medal and Argentina will take on Netherlands for the gold-medal match on Sunday.
Ireland became the first Affiliate side to qualify for the World Cup after its sixth round ICC World Cricket League Championship match against Netherlands ended in a tie on Tuesday. Ireland had won the first ODI on Sunday in Amstelveen by 88 runs.
World and European champion Spain tops the rankings despite losing the final last Sunday. Italy, third-placed at the Confederations Cup, climbs to No. 6. Uruguay rises seven to No. 12 after finishing fourth.
India, however, could take heart from the fact that they put up a much-improved performance to eke out a fighting 3-3 draw against higher-ranked New Zealand in their last match to finish third in Pool B with two points.
Last Saturday Robben added the German Cup to his trophy list, after having already captured the German title and the Champions League this season.
Back from injury Jean Paul Duminy marked a dashing return to top flight cricket by scoring an enterprising 150 not out from just 119 balls to help the Proteas register a huge score of 341 for 3.
The first half ended 0-0 after which Raghunath opened the scoring in the 55th minute before SV Sunil ensured India victory three minutes before time.
The Netherlands continued their winning streak in World Cup qualification Group D by beating Romania 4-0 here, taking a major step towards the tournament in Brazil.
The 29-year-old joined United from Arsenal at the beginning of this season, and has scored 19 Premier League goals to fire United to a 15-point lead at the league summit.
Netherlands eased to a 3-0 win over Estonia, Portugal were held to a 3-3 draw by Israel after Cristiano Ronaldo picked up a booking and a one-match ban.