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USA a contender for hosting 2026 World Cup

The USA could bid to host the 2026 World Cup, according to FIFA's leaders. FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke told Brazil newspaper Globo that the surge in popularity could well result in a bid to host the event in 2026.

"What we see in the United States is staggering. The audience is unprecedented, more than the NBA," he said.

"The country has the largest level of youth soccer in the world, 20 million young people playing.

"There is a commitment from FIFA to work with US Soccer and I think after 2022, they have an interest in hosting the 2026 World Cup."

The USA previously hosted the World Cup in 1994.

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