Young soccer players eager for 2026 World Cup on US soil

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FAIRFIELD -

France beat Croatia 4-2 Sunday to win this year's World Cup, prompting massive celebrations in Paris and around France.

Although the United States failed to make the tournament this time around, soccer is popular among children here.

Some of them are attending a soccer camp at Sacred Heart University. 

They say they hope they can play in the 2026 World Cup, which will be held in the U.S.

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