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Friday 01 June 2018, 21:25

2026 FIFA World Cup: evaluation report published – bids submitted to FIFA Council

After a thorough assessment of the respective bid books and visits to the relevant member associations, the 2026 Bid Evaluation Task Force has today confirmed that, in line with the Bidding Regulations, the following bids have achieved the required score and will be submitted to the FIFA Council:

  • Bid jointly submitted by the Canadian Soccer Association, the Mexican Football Association and the United States Soccer Federation

  • Bid submitted by the Moroccan Football Association

Following the assessment by the 2026 Bid Evaluation Task Force – and provided the FIFA Council submits a designation – the decision on whether to select one of the above bidders to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be taken by the 68th FIFA Congress, which will convene in Moscow on 13 June.

The evaluation report is now available here on

Under the Bidding Regulations, FIFA established a bid evaluation model comprising three components:

  • Bid compliance assessment

  • Overall risk assessment

  • Technical evaluation

The “technical evaluation” aspect of this bid evaluation model adopts an objective scoring system to rate and attribute a weighting to each of the nine infrastructural and revenue-related criteria set out in clause 3.5 of the Bidding Registration, which is appended to the Bidding Regulations.

The methodology and application of this scoring system are specified in the Overview of the Scoring System for the Technical Evaluation of Bids.

Comprehensive background information on the bidding process of the 2026 FIFA World Cup, including the respective bid books, is available here.

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