The hosts of the 2026 World Cup will be decided in May 2020, three years later than originally scheduled because of the corruption scandals that have engulfed FIFA.
In an attempt to avoid the recriminations that dogged the 2010 decision to give the 2018 World Cup to Russia and 2022 tournament to Qatar, world football's governing body will try a four-phase approach for 2026.
This will effectively be a year of consultation and then three years of "bid preparation" and evaluation, but a decision on whether to leave the tournament at 32 teams will be made in October 2016.
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