Bidding for 2026 World Cup postponed due to corruption
The bidding process for the 2026 World Cup has been postponed due to corruption within FIFA in 2015. During the meeting on 10 May 2016, it was decided to divide the process into 4 phases:
- May 2016 - May 2017: a consultation phase in which a new strategy is devised
- June 2017- December 2018: phase in which a bid can be prepared
- January 2019 - February 2020: evaluation of the bids
- May 2020: allocation of the organization of the 2026 World Cup
During the consultation phase, FIFA will focus on the following areas:
- Human rights, sustainable management and protection of the environment and nature
- Draft conditions/requirements to be met by bidding countries
- Review the current situation regarding joint bids
- The number of participating countries in the World Championship in 2026
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The bidding process for the 2026 World Cup has been postponed due to corruption within FIFA in 2015.
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