(WFI) United 2026 bid leaders said they believed they had a clear path to victory, in the end the votes told the story.
(WFI) A joint bid from the U.S., Canada and Mexico defeats its lone challenger by 134-65.
-Moroccan bid and United bid both ratified and put forward to be voted for on 13 June -New formula to calculate the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking approved -Amended version of the FIFA Code of Ethics to come into force on 1 August As it gears up for the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™,
The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions, chaired by Aleksander Čeferin, met at the Home of FIFA in Zurich today, with the main focus falling on the kicking off in Russia on 14 June. With just a few months to go before the action starts, a great deal of work is going on behind the scenes
April 19 – The collaborative bid from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. seems to be on the fast track for approval by FIFA.
March 30 – World Football’s governing body is adapting its qualification procedures to match its expanded 48-team World Cup.
Feb. 25 – Samir Gandhi tells INSIDER the confederation’s proposed reforms passed unanimously Thursday morning in Zurich. Kevin Nutley reports.
May 28 – Despite growing pressure to resign having presided over a series of corruption scandals, Sepp Blatter tells Congress he is still the man to rebuild trust in FIFA’s battered reputation. Mark Bisson reports from Zurich.
June 12 – Sepp Blatter says he wants to “build a new FIFA” and effectively confirms he will stand for re-election… Ethics chief Michael Garcia says he’s seen “vast majority of material” that formed part of Sunday Times expose on Qatar World Cup bid. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Sao Paulo.
June 10 – With anti-World Cup protests possible ahead of kick-off, FIFA tries to deflect attention away from the cost of preparations and the massive profits it will pocket… Blatter praises tournament organisers, saying it will be a “great event”. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Sao Paulo.