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FIFA keeps bidding options open for 2026 World Cup

MANAMA: FIFA are to leave open the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup until August, it said in a statement on Tuesday, after rejecting an attempt by the three-nation North American proposal to fast-track their plan. The bid from the…

FIFA to encourage co-hosting for 2026 World Cup

DOHA: FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday he intends to encourage co-hosting for the 2026 soccer World Cup that could divide the tournament up between as many as four countries. "We will encourage co-hosting for the World Cup…

FIFA approves 48 team World Cup for 2026, says official

ZURICH: FIFA's ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations. "The FIFA Council unanimously decided on a 48-team #WorldCup as of 2026: 16…