A FIFA committee has agreed to reconsider the bidding for the 2022 World Series and other sporting events in 2018 and 2019, the sport’s executive committee said in a statement.
The World Cup is scheduled for 2022 in Russia, with the 2022 tournament to be held in China and the 2019 event to be hosted in the U.S.
The move was welcomed by Russia, which has been trying to secure hosting rights for the 2020 and 2022 World Cups and other major events.
It has said the World Cup should be staged in a “safe and dignified” manner, and that hosting rights should be shared among all the world’s countries.
It has also said it would not allow Russia to hold the 2018 World Cup in Russia because of the ongoing conflict in the conflict-torn Ukraine.
In a bid to revive the bidding process, the FIFA Executive Committee (FEC) will convene a new special meeting in May 2018 to review the process and to consider any new bids that might be presented.
It is expected the FIFA executive committee will consider the 2020 World Cup and other international sporting events from 2020 onwards, and the 2022 event.
The 2019 World Cup will not be held until 2022.
The FIFA executive said it was “concerned that the committee did not consider the importance of the 2018-2022 World Series in terms of hosting rights” in its report.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter said the committee’s report “will help us to assess the relevance of the World Series bids for the 2019 and 2020 World Cups”.”FIFA is ready to re-assess the 2019 World Series bid to assess how it is relevant for 2022,” Blatter told the Associated Press news agency.
The 2022 World Championship will take place in the Russian city of St Petersburg and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, in the United Arab Emirates.
The 2018 FIFA world cup will be held from May 27 to June 5, 2018.