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Date set for SWC 2026 hosting bid rules

2015-05-20 09:32
FIFA (AFP)

Zurich - FIFA says its executive committee will approve rules to oversee the 2026 World Cup hosting bids at a two-day meeting starting on Monday.

The panel could block European bids in a contest likely to include the United States, Canada and Mexico.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said last week "it should be" that a continental confederation cannot bid for the next two World Cups after hosting. Russia will stage the 2018 tournament.

FIFA will choose the 2026 host in a May 2017 vote of all member federations.

That reform was passed after the executive committee's controversial choice of Russia and 2022 host Qatar. The nine-candidate bidding contests were marred by allegations of wrongdoing.

In March, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke promised greater scrutiny of candidates in the new bidding rules.

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