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FIFA postpones 2026 World Cup bidding process

Football- image source noshahronline

Football- image source noshahronline

FIFA have decided to postpone the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup due to the ongoing scandal regarding world football’s governing body and investigations into the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

The bidding process was scheduled to start soon, with the hosts to be named at a FIFA Congress in Kuala Lumpur in May 2017.

FIFA Secretary General, Jerome Valcke, believes it is ‘nonsense’ to even consider starting the bidding process at this time.
“Due to the situation, I think it is nonsense to start any bidding process for the time being. It will be postponed,” he said.

FIFA will decide on a date for the election to replace Sepp Blatter as president next month, with December the likeliest option.

FIFA will hold an extraordinary meeting of its executive committee in July when a date for the election will be confirmed.

A Fifa spokesperson said: “It requires an extraordinary executive committee to confirm a date and agenda for the extraordinary elective congress.

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