FIFA 2026 bidding process postponed amidst corruption scandal investigation


The bidding process for the 2026 World Cup has been postponed amid allegations around the 2018 and 2022 bids, Jerome Valcke, the organization’s secretary general, said.

The bidding process for the 2026 tournament was to happen at the 2017 FIFA Congress in Kuala Lumpur. However, the bids stands postponed indefinitely as the football regulatory authority deals with corruption charges slapped on several of its top officials.

Canada, Mexico and Colombia have all announced their intention to bid for the 2026 event, while the USA, England and Australia may also make renewed attempts after missing out in 2018 and 2022.

Sepp Blatter’s reign as FIFA president could end on December 16 after FIFA announced it would hold a special meeting next month to determine his successor.