FIFA has simplified its process for bidding for its Other World Cups and has developed a Bidding Manual to help guide member associations (MAs) in compiling bids.

Timelines and key dates

The bid processes are defined by the following key milestones:

  • FIFA sends out requests for expressions of interest
  • MAs express an interest in bidding for a specific event
  • FIFA sends out bidding information, including the Bidding Manual and supporting documents (Hosting Agreement etc.)
  • FIFA workshop for interested bidders
  • MAs return the Bidding Agreement confirming compliance with bid requirements
  • MAs submit bids in accordance with the Bidding Manual
  • FIFA evaluates the bid submissions and identifies the selected candidate for approval.
  • FIFA recommendation
  • FIFA announces the successful host for the event