2026 FIFA WC: 68th FIFA Congress to choose 2026 World Cup hosts on Wednesday

Moscow, Russia (PANA) - The 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow will on Wednesday determine whether to award the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup to one of the two candidates whose bids have been approved to be voted on.

Following the publication of the FIFA Bid Evaluation Task Force's report, the FIFA Council has designated two bids – the one jointly submitted by the Canadian Soccer Association, the Mexican Football Association and the United States Soccer Federation, as well as the one submitted by the Moroccan Football Association – to be voted on by the Congress.

The two bids will make a final 15-minute presentation before voting starts.

The vote for the 2026 World Cup has been taken out of the hands of FIFA executives and entrusted to the 211 member associations, minus the bidding countries, to reduce the risk of corruption.

Of the 211 of FIFA's member associations, all except the bidding nations receive one equally-weighted vote. This means the four countries which are involved in the submission of the two bids will not vote. A simple majority vote is required, but a delegate can decide not to vote for either bid.

In the event neither bid wins the majority of votes in the first ballot, there will be a second ballot which will also be determined by a simple majority.  

According to FIFA in the event that the 68th FIFA Congress decides not to choose either of the candidates, it will then launch a new procedure by inviting all member associations – except the four that are taking part in the current process – to submit a bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

This is Morocco's fifth attempt to host the World Cup.
-0- PANA MA 13June2018

13 june 2018 06:38:57




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