FIFA publishes Guide to the Bidding Process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Following the approval of the bidding regulations for the selection of the host(s) of the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ by the FIFA Council in Kolkata, India on 27 October 2017, and in line with the key principle of conducting a transparent bidding process, FIFA has prepared the following guide, which is available in four languages on FIFA.com, direct links below.

The guide outlines the key elements of the reformed bidding process, the assessment mechanisms in place, recommendations on the protection of the process’ integrity, the timeline for the selection of the host(s), the specific requirements for hosting, a detailed explanation of the government guarantees, as well as the principles of sustainable event management and human rights protection.

The full set of bidding documents is available for download at the end of the guide and will be updated throughout the process.

Guide to the Bidding Process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup – English 
Guide to the Bidding Process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup – French 
Guide to the Bidding Process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup – German
Guide to the Bidding Process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup – Spanish

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