AUSTRALIAN PLAYERS and WEGING will join the FIFA 2018 bid team, it has been confirmed.

A number of Australian teams have already been named in the bid to host the 2022 World Cup, including Canberra’s Wanderers, Sydney’s Melbourne Victory, Adelaide’s Melbourne Storm and Canberra’s Perth Glory.

The FIFA World Cup is set to be held in Brazil from 15 June.

It is expected that the four-team FIFA World Cups will be hosted in 2018, 2022 and 2026.FIFA has been criticised for not providing enough financial support for stadiums and stadiums infrastructure.AUSTRALIA has been a member of the FIFA-backed World Cup bidding process since 2020, and has been expected to be among the first countries to be included.