The FIFA Council has taken several important decisions regarding the 2030 and 2034 editions of the World Cup as well as other updates.

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The sole candidate to host the FIFA World Cup 2030 is a joint bid by Morocco, Portugal, and Spain.These countries will host the event in 2030 and will qualify automatically from the existing slot allocation, subject to a successful bidding process conducted by FIFA and a decision by the FIFA Congress in 2024.A unique centenary celebration ceremony will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, where the first-ever FIFA World Cup took place in 1930.Three World Cup matches will also be held in Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay as part of the centenary celebration.

The bidding process for the FIFA World Cup 2034 will be conducted concurrently with that of the 2030 edition.
FIFA member associations from the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) and the OFC (Oceania Football Confederation) are invited to bid for the 2034 World Cup.
The hosts for both the 2030 and 2034 editions will be appointed in separate FIFA Congresses.

The suspension of Russian representative youth teams at U-17 boys and girls levels has been lifted.
These teams will participate under the name “Football Union of Russia” instead of “Russia” and will use neutral colors due to the absence of their national symbols.
This decision is conditional on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine

The inaugural edition of the FIFA Futsal Women’s World Cup will take place in 2025 with 16 participating teams.
Slot allocation for the tournament includes representation from various confederations and a host country, with further details to be announced later.

The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2024 will be expanded from 16 to 24 teams.
The tournament will take place from August 31 to September 22, 2024, in Colombia.

The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2024 will occur from October 16 to November 3, 2024.

The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Seychelles is scheduled for May 1 to May 11, 2025.

FIFA Deputy Secretary General – Football, Mattias Grafström, has been appointed as FIFA Secretary General ad interim with immediate effect.
These decisions reflect FIFA’s efforts to promote international football and celebrate the centenary of the FIFA World Cup in a unique and inclusive manner.

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