A six strong team of FIFA delegates will begin touring bid nations for the 2018/2022 World Cup next month.

Aspiring host nations view the visit as a real opportunity to impress FIFA first hand and will look maximise the four day tour.

FIFA will kick off their visit in Japan on July 19, moving onto North Korea and then Australia. All three countries are only bidding for the 2022 World Cup.

The tour then returns back to Europe visiting co-host bid nations Belgium and Netherlands in August.

Delegates will then continue around visiting Russia, England and then other co-host bid nations Spain and Portugal.

September will see FIFA check out the bid proposal from USA.

The final aspect of the tour will end in Qatar on 17 September, who is  only bidding for the 2022 competition.

Stadia directory will be reviewing each bid nation over the coming weeks.

The full itinerary of FIFA's delegation is below:

July 19-22: Japan (bidding for 2022 only)

July 22-25: Korea Republic (bidding for 2022 only)

July 26-29: Australia (bidding for 2022 only)

August 9-12: Belgium and Netherlands (bidding for 2018 and 2022)

August 16-19: Russia (bidding for 2018 and 2022)

August 23-26: England (bidding for 2018 and 2022)

August 30 - September 2: Spain and Portugal (bidding for 2018 and 2022)

September 6-9: United States of America (bidding for 2018 and 2022)

September 13-17: Qatar (bidding for 2022 only)

Posted on 20/06/2010