World Cup 2026: FIFA Council has ruled no bids allowed from Europe or Asia. USA the likely host (though combined USA-MEX-CAN bid possible).— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) October 14, 2016
- Europe and Asia were ruled out because of Russia hosting in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.
- Africa is still an option.
- The host for 2026 will be decided by FIFA before 2020.
- The decision to expand the format to either 40 or 48 teams will be taken next January. (Ugh.)
Would have really liked Australia to get it but they can't because they're under the AFC :(
Source: #1, #2