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[Graphic News] FIFA pledges 'transparent' 2026 World Cup bid

FIFA has promised to deliver a "transparent" bidding process for the 2026 World Cup after the controversy surrounding the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 tournaments to Russia and Qatar.

The successful bid will have to "formally commit to conducting their activities based on sustainable event management principles and to respecting international human rights and labor standards" laid out by the United Nations.

A joint United States-Mexico-Canada bid is the favorite to host the 2026 tournament, with only one other country, Morocco, entering the bidding race. Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay are official joint candidates for 2030.