"Soccer is one of the largest sports unequivocally in the United States, and there is no way you can't trace that back to 1994 and the ongoing influence it had on the sport in the country".
Nashville was included in the 23 cities involved in the bid, meaning a World Cup game could be played in Music City.
Three cities on the West Coast were chosen as potential host sites for the 2026 World Cup: Seattle, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
So Morocco concentrated its pitch on the country's undisputed passion for football, the notion that Africa deserves another World Cup after South Africa 2010, its far more compact offering and Euro-friendly time zone. "It shows how foreign politicians are sometimes cut off from real life".
The match will start following an opening extravaganza at the host stadium that is expected to include approximately 500 performers, including gymnasts and dancers.
Before the opening game between hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, the 80,000 fans in attendance at Luzhniki Stadium were treated to a lively music and dance performance by United Kingdom pop star Robbie Williams. "The main victory is already won", it said, praising an organizational effort in which a dozen stadiums have been built or rebuilt and a huge security operation rolled out. There will be three hubs in Mexico, three in Canada, and sixteen in the States, all home to National Football League teams.
"All countries accuse each other of racism, homophobia. This has nothing to do with the World Cup", he told reporters.
"Arrowhead is a bucket list destination for fans across all sports, and we are confident it would be a tremendous environment for the world's best soccer teams to showcase their talent", Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement in March, when Kansas City was added to the short list of potential USA host sites. The home team led by coach Stanislav Cherchesov will look to make history.