The 68th FIFA Congress has kicked off in Moscow with the election of the 2026 World Cup host country being front and centre.
The congress will vote on two bids hoping to host the global showpiece: Morocco and the joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico.
According to Fairfax Media, Football Federation Australia will vote for the North American bid. The World Cup has never been held in three countries at once.
The moment of truth is nearly here!— United 2026 (@united2026) June 12, 2018
Watch the vote to determine hosting rights for the 2026 @FIFAWorldCup live on https://t.co/oSVW2OjsT5 at approximately 5 am ET Wednesday morning. #United2026 pic.twitter.com/lUF1WzLr4m
Disgraced former FIFA President, Sepp Blatter - who is serving a six-year ban from football, says Morocco is the "logical" choice.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to take part in the congress and issued a standiing invitation to Blatter to attend the tournament.
But football icon David Beckham, who has played in the MLS and is behind Miami MLS expansion team, has given the thumbs up to United 2026 saying it taps into a region were the "football runs deep".
This year the annual FIFA Congress takes place at Moscow’s Expocentre ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup start.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held at 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15.