(ATR) FIFA president Gianni Infantino has promised a “fair and transparent” World Cup bidding race. FIFA President Gianni Infantino (Getty Images) World football’s governing body said it had received official bid dossiers from the two 2026 bidders – a joint application from the U.S., Canada and Mexico and one from Morocco. The five-member 2026 bid
(WFI)- A big decision on Video Assistant Referees could come at the upcoming FIFA Council meeting in Bogota.
(WFI) Transparency is a key element of FIFA reforms to the bidding process for the World Cup. Gerard Farek reports.
–Prize money for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ participating teams increased to USD 400 million –Enhanced Bidding Regulations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ approved –Strategic body also decides on the establishment of a FIFA Foundation The FIFA Council convened today in Kolkata, India, and decided on a few important elements related to the FIFA
The new chairpersons of the independent Ethics Committee, Maria Claudia Rojas of the investigatory chamber and Vassilios Skouris of the adjudicatory chamber, have decided to publish the Report on the Inquiry into the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup Bidding Process (the so-called “Garcia Report”). This had been called for on numerous occasions by FIFA President Gianni
May 9: FIFA Council denies CONCACAF bid request to fast-track the process, wants bidding to remain open.
May 9 — Mahfuza Kiron will represent the AFC on the FIFA Council as a woman’s representative, in a surprise election win. FIFA and Qatar Airways agree to record sponsorship. Malaysia/North Korea Asian Cup qualifier now set for June in Pyongyang.
March 30 – World Football’s governing body is adapting its qualification procedures to match its expanded 48-team World Cup.
Oct. 13 – FIFA president “proud of achievements to date”. Gerard Farek reports.
May 11 – FIFA unveils four-phase World Cup bidding process to elect 2026 hosts under efforts to prevent a repeat of bribery and corruption scandals that tarnished the 2018 and 2022 contest. Mark Bisson reports.