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Bidding for 2026 World Cup to be postponed: Fifa official

Decision on who hosts the finals had been due to be made in 2017

Samara, Russia

FIFA will postpone the start of bidding for the right to host the 2026 World Cup following the launch of a corruption investigation, a senior official in soccer's governing body said on Wednesday. "Due to the situation, I think it's nonsense to start any bidding process for the time being. It will be postponed," Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke told a news conference in the southern Russian city of Samara.

The decision on who hosts the 2026 finals had been due to be made in Kuala...

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