In an attempt to avoid the embarrassing embarrassment of having to reveal the date of the first ever US men’s world cup final, the Associated Press has delayed publication of a major article on the subject.
The article on Colombia’s World Cup bid was expected to be published Thursday, but a deadline to produce the article was extended to Friday.
The Associated Press said in a statement that it was “reviewing” the article’s accuracy and content.
The news service cited a source close to the project as saying that it is possible the article will be released “in the near future.”
It is a sign that Colombia is trying to avoid a similar embarrassment to how the US missed the world cup in 2018 by failing to publish a date for its first men’s World Football championship.
A source close the project told the AP the article “will not be published until at least the end of this month.”
The article is a major milestone in the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The AP cited an unnamed source who said the final date will be “in 2018, but probably in 2019.”
In 2018, the U.S. and Mexico played to a 1-1 draw in the final in San Jose, California.
Colombia’s bid to play host to the tournament was rejected by FIFA.
The U.K. also declined to bid for the 2022 World Cup, citing scheduling conflicts.
The European nation also lost its bid to the 2018 World Cup after it failed to win a single bid.