World Cup 2026 vote: Fifa nations choose between North America and Morocco – live!

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The Fifa congress is set to resume from a half-hour coffee break momentarily. Item 10 of the agenda is next: Vote on proposals for amendments to the FIFA Statutes, the Regulations Governing the Application of the Statutes and the Standing Orders of the Congress.

The main event, as it were, is Item 13.

We all know the World Cup is big business. But the raw numbers are no less stupefying whenever they’re revealed. To wit, Fifa’s head of finance said today he expects $6.56bn income during the four-year cycle leading up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

From the Associated Press:

Fifa’s head of finance says he “anticipates strong revenues” leading to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Thomas Peyer tells member federations that income from broadcasting rights will add up to 53% of FIFA’s budgeted income of $6.56bn over the next four years. Around 70% is already contracted.

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Written by Bryan Armen Graham
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jun/13/world-cup-2026-vote-fifa-nations-choose-between-north-america-and-morocco-live under the title “World Cup 2026 vote: Fifa nations choose between North America and Morocco – live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.