The United States last hosted the men's World Cup in 1994. The administrator of Goan origin was ably assisted by another NRI, Allahabad-born Sunil Gulati, former president of US Soccer and a hugely influential member of the all-powerful FIFA Council.
And, according to the leak, the Brazilian forward line will be a very potent one.
"It's a bit emotional for us today", US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro told Federation Internationale de Football Association congress.
The World Cup has received special attention this year in the kingdom as its team will play for the first time since 2006.More news: Huge 6.9-inch Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaks
The "United Bid" won the Federation Internationale de Football Association confidence to host the showpiece over Africa's nation Morocco.
"What's changed is that this time the 2026 bids were decided on the floor of the Congress, not in a smoke-filled room where people didn't know whose votes were being traded for what", he said.
It has been a long four-year wait to obsess for a month again over FIFA World Cup soccer with vuvuzela's blaring.
Trump claims, preposterously, that parents of Korean War veterans came up to him during the 2016 campaign and said, "when you can, we'd love our son to be brought back home - you know, the remains".More news: British PM fends off Brexit parliamentary defeat
Bid leaders say 5.8 million tickets would be sold, generating record gate money of $2.5 billion.
Most if not all of these watch World Cup without cable services can be accessed through a variety of platforms including their websites and mobile apps; video game consoles including Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Roku streaming boxes, smart TVs, Apple TV, Fire TV and many others.
"I think it will make more countries believe they have a chance of being treated fairly, and equitably and I think the FA are right in that mix". "Categorically, nobody", Cordeiro said.More news: David and Victoria Beckham shut down divorce rumours with official statement