USA have emerged as a potential host for the 2026 World Cup, such has been the level of enthusiasm surrounding Jurgen Klinsmann’s team’s exploits in Brazil.
Tuesday night’s thrilling last-16 clash between USA and Belgium attracted 9.1m posts on Twitter globally, with President Barack Obama among those to send good luck messages.
World governing body Fifa’s general secretary Jerome Valcke said: “What we see in the United States is staggering. The audience is unprecedented, more than the NBA. I think they have an interest in hosting the 2026 World Cup.”