"Would we be interested in bidding for 2026? The procedures would need to be very different to what they are now," said Gulati, who joined FIFA's ruling executive this year. "If the critical issue is taking it to new lands, then tell us in advance, because we won't bother.
"The rules need to be clearer and tighter. And the process needs to be better. If you are stepping on to a field of play, you know what the rules are."