FIFA has reportedly that it will announce the official host of the 2030 World Cup in 2024 and that the bidding process will commence in the second quarter of 2022 according to Inside Biz.
The 2030 Fifa World Cup was reportedly one of the main topics discussed at a meeting of the ruling council in Shangai on Thursday, October 24.
Four South American countries are in contention to make their bids to mark the 100-year centenary since the first World Cup took off in Uruguay in 1930.
Britain and Ireland are set to bid as well but will be facing stiff competition from other European rivals, Spain and Portugal respectively.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino suggested that a Chinese bid for the 2030 World Cup was in the works but it is still not clear if they will eligible to bid as Qatar will be hosting the tournament in 2022.
China, on the other hand, were confirmed as the official hosts of the 2021 Club World Cup - a first to be held under the newly revamped format consisting of 24 teams.
FIFA revealed that Europe will be given eight places, South America (6), Asia (3), Central and North America (3) and Africa (3) to make up the 24 teams.
"The participation model to determine the clubs that qualify from each confederation will be finalised in a consultation process between FIFA and the six confederations," FIFA said.
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