Which country will win the 2019 World Cup?
The World Cup is set to take place in 2019, and it could be a close one, with several countries looking to secure a spot in the competition.
As of today, four nations are still eligible to host the tournament, but that list has expanded to six thanks to a loophole in the rules, which allow countries to apply for the tournament if they can prove they have a good chance of winning it.
As such, the United States is expected to be among the first to be crowned the winner of the World Cup, with hopes of winning the tournament in 2022, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates.
It would mark the third time the U.S. has been crowned the host nation, after the first two times it took the crown.
The United States has been in the running for the title since 1994, with the only previous bid to secure the title was in 2003, when it was defeated by Portugal in the final round.
With only four months until the tournament kicks off, a few things can change between now and then.
FIFA, the governing body of FIFA, will hold a meeting to finalize the tournament’s schedule and determine which host nation is the most likely to win the tournament.
FIFA has been holding meetings to discuss which countries are most likely contenders for the 2022 World Cup.
If the FIFA meeting decides that the United Kingdom is the winner, the tournament would then be officially scheduled to begin in late 2018.
If FIFA decides the United Nations is the favorite, the schedule would shift to 2019 and then 2020, before the World War II-era tournament would begin in 2021.
In the meantime, the 2018 World Cup will be the first time the United State has hosted a World Cup since the 1996 tournament, which was hosted in England.
FIFA is currently working on a new set of rules to be added to the 2019 FIFA World Cup Schedule, which would allow for an additional two years between tournaments, though the process will likely be delayed until 2020.
FIFA will then announce its decisions on the tournament and its future hosts in February 2020.