Background: The FIFA World Cup is arguably the most widely recognized sporting achievement among all mankind. Following the considerable success of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the 2014 FIFA World Cup is slated to be held in Brazil, which holds the most World Cup wins out of every nation that has ever competed. While the next several World Cup locations have already been determined, the 2026 World Cup is still up for contention.
- The host country yields a 0.5 % increase in its GDP directly resulting from the World Cup.
- The pride of hosting the World Cup brings nations together, healing old divides among the people.
- The World Cup would provide as a way for the US to showcase its prowess in the ever more China-centered world stage.
- FIFA does not have to pay for the World Cup; the bill is left for the host country.
- FIFA profits immensely while the host country is barely able to scrape up a profit.
- A World Cup on American soil could prove to be an embarrassing defeat for America on her own turf.