Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) is likely to fast track a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup according to ESPN.
The bid has been tabled by Mexico and Canada alongside the USA.
It is appears likely to be accelerated in this week’s vote by the FIFA Congress – happening on Thursday in Manama, Bahrain.
Fast-tracking could literally mean – speeding up the process, drawing up specifications that the bid must meet within a time period and, if those are met, then awarding the bid to North America.
Under FIFA rules, European and Asian countries cannot bid on the 2026 event because the 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia and the 2022 tournament in Qatar.
The South America confederation supports the North America bid, meaning even if Africa submitted a bid through Morocco, it would struggle to gain support.
Secondly, security, stadiums, hotels and governmental support, are the main considerations for hosting the World Cup – U.S., Canada and Mexico already standing a better chance.