FIFA to select host country for 2026 World Cup in 2020 - criteria will include human rights & environment
Author: Press Association, in Daily Mail (UK), Published on: 11 May 2016
"Hosts of 2026 World Cup to be decided in May 2020"
The hosts of the 2026 World Cup will be decided in May 2020, three years later than originally scheduled because of the corruption scandals that have engulfed FIFA... The consultation phase of the process will run until May 2017 and will look at four main areas [including] human rights and environmental protection...
Last month, Harvard human rights expert Professor John Ruggie wrote a damning report for FIFA about its failure to make human rights a priority in its decision-making or exert more pressure for change on hosts. Qatar's slow progress in reforming how it treats and uses migrant workers has reflected very poorly on FIFA.
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