12/13/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

FIFA Official: Obama Win Boosts Chances Of US Hosting World Cup

The United States has a better chance of hosting the World Cup thanks to President-elect Barack Obama.

An unnamed "high-placed" official at FIFA, the organization that governs world soccer, told Yahoo! Sports that Obama's historic election will effect FIFA members who decide the sites of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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