Fifa President Infantino Insists Fifa Must Get World Cup Bidding Right

Published on: 05 March 2016

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said it is the responsibility of the governing body to ensure the bidding process for future World Cups is “bullet-proof.”

The hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 events given to Russia and Qatar have been tainted by allegations of corruption.

Infantino, who was elected FIFA boss last month, wants to begin the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup within three months.

“We have to get the 2026 bidding process absolutely right,” Infantino told the BBC.

“It’s certainly the commitment that I want to give, that I will do everything I can to make sure that this happens because I think that the credibility of FIFA is, as well, at stake here.