FIFA vote on 2030 World Cup host to be held in 2024
SHANGHAI (AP) — The hosts of the 2030 World Cup will only have six years to prepare for the tournament.
The FIFA Council decided at a meeting Thursday that the bidding process will be launched in 2022 and the hosting vote will take place at the congress of all soccer nations in 2024.
Qatar was given 12 years to prepare for hosting the 2022 World Cup after a vote in 2010.
FIFA's next big World Cup vote comes in May when the council decides the destination of the 2023 women's tournament.
The eight countries interested are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. They must file detailed bid plans for the first 32-team tournament by Dec. 13.