FIFA will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but the tournament will be played in a new stadium in London rather than in a neutral country in the country hosting the next tournament.
The tournament will kick off on Sept. 15 and run until Oct. 7, 2019.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced in a press conference on Thursday that the host city for the 2022 World Cup will be selected by the IOC in 2020.
Blatter said the 2022 tournament will feature two teams, the host country of which will be chosen by the host nations.
The FIFA World Cups have been held in Russia, England, Germany, Brazil, France, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.
The host nations have not been announced.
The FIFA World Committee has made its decision, Blatter said.
Blatter made the announcement in Zurich, Switzerland, in front of thousands of supporters, including former players and FIFA officials.
He is also scheduled to meet with FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
Blazer said the IOC will be responsible for selecting a host city, and that the tournament would be played out in the UK rather than neutral London.
The 2022 World Tournament will be the first time a major football tournament has been held on a new football field.
The first World Cup was held in Germany in 1970.
Blazer said FIFA will be “examining all options” to host the tournament.
The IOC will decide by Dec. 30.
“I’m very proud that FIFA has taken the initiative to take this step,” FIFA President Joseph Blatter told reporters after the announcement.
“This is a big step forward for soccer in the world, in the history of sport.
The world is in a very difficult time right now.
I would like to congratulate the president of FIFA, and the IOC, on this important step.”
The IOC will vote on the host of the 2022 soccer tournament at a special meeting of the IOC on March 10.