The 68,000-capacity stadium in St. Petersburg hosted 10,000 locals for a free extreme sports show designed to test some of the arena's features.
A clouded leopard called Kheleo was unveiled as the official mascot of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Friday.
Herculez Gomez reveals whether Mexico captain Rafa Marquez will figure into Juan Carlos Osorio's World Cup plans.
Last month FIFA, world football's governing body, opted to add 16 teams to the 2026 tournament.
Qatar is spending $500 million a week on the country's infrastructure to ensure it is prepared to host the 2022 World Cup.
ESPN FC's Herculez Gomez weighs the pros and cons of a 2026 World Cup joint-bid between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.