FIFA : 2026 Worldcup Bidding Process Delayed

FIFA : 2026 Worldcup Bidding Process Delayed

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Sepp Blatter, FIFA President pictured at a news conference in an undated photo

The 2026 world cup bidding process has been delayed amidst the current current corruption scandal rocking FIFA.

The secretary general of FIFA said it was “a nonsense” to begin the process in the current climate.
Russia and Qatar were selected to host the 2018 and 2022 world cup by a secret ballot of 22 executive members of FIFA in 2010.

But Swiss official are currently investigating irregularities surrounding the bidding process for both world cups.

Football’s world governing body had planned to inform its member federations this week of the bidding schedule for 2026, but Valcke said: “Due to the situation, I think it’s nonsense to start any bidding process for the time being.”

The United states are leading contenders to host the 2026 world cups but Canada, Mexico and Colombia are also thought to be interested in hosting the tournament.

The vote to decide who will host the 2026 World Cup is due to take place in Kuala Lumpur in May 2017.

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