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FIFA keep bidding options open for 2026 World Cup

The snow-covered landscape is reflected in a logo in front of FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files
The snow-covered landscape is reflected in a logo in front of FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files

By Simon Evans

MANAMA (Reuters) - FIFA are to leave open the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup until August after rejecting an attempt by the three-nation North American proposal to fast-track their plan, a FIFA source told Reuters.

FIFA's ruling council on Tuesday opted to leave the 2026 event open to other possible bidders for a further three months.

The bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada remains the only proposal so far to host the 2026 event.

(Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Toby Davis)

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