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World Cup 2026 bidding process delayed

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By Euronews
World Cup 2026 bidding process delayed

FIFA will postpone the start of bidding for the right to host the 2026 World Cup following the launch of a corruption investigation, which has led to the resignation of long-serving president Sepp Blatter.

The decision on who hosts the 2026 event had been due to be made in Kuala Lumpur in 2017.

The FBI are investigating bribery and corruption at FIFA, including scrutiny of how football’s world governing body awarded World Cup hosting rights to Russia, which won the bidding for 2018, and Qatar, which is due to host the finals in 2022.