FIFA postpones 2026 World Cup bidding process
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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