The International Football Association Board (IFAB) is set to approve England’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
This would be the third time the country has hosted a World Cup in the past 30 years.
The first time was in 1996 and the last was in 2018.
The IFAB is expected to finalise the 2022 bid on Sunday.
There are five countries who are vying for the 2019 World Cup: Qatar, France, Germany, the United States and Turkey.
England are the only nation still in the hunt for the 2026 World Cup, and the IFAB must now decide on their bid by 31 March.
The World Cup is not in the offing yet, but the decision on hosting the 2022 event has already been made.
England had been due to hold a pre-season friendly in the US in June and had already played three matches in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, two of which were in the final of the FA Cup.
England’s next games will be against England in the first game of the World Cup qualifying campaign in Germany on 22 March, against Italy in the second game of that same period in Spain on 23 March and against the United Republic of Tanzania in the third game of qualifying in Namibia on 30 March.
In the last round, England face the hosts from the United Nations.
England will also be playing three games in the Africa Nations Cup, against Nigeria, Senegal and Kenya.
The FA Cup final will be played on 7 April, two days after the final, which England are expected to lose to the hosts.
There will be a third game between the hosts and the defending champions on 9 April, with England expected to beat the United South Africa.
It will be the first time England have faced a defending champion since 1978, when they faced the reigning champions Zimbabwe.
If England are to progress to the final the country will need to win their next three matches.
They face a trip to France on 13 April and a trip home to the United Gulf Arab countries on 16 April.
It is unclear how the World Champions will play in the next four matches.
Should England win their final three matches, they would be eligible to qualify for the 2022 tournament.
If they lose any of their remaining games, England would be forced to face the winner of a two-legged play-off against the winner and the runner-up in the group.
The winner of the play-offs would be able to qualify from the group stage.
If the winners of the two-leg play-Offs do not advance from the playoffs they would have to play in a play–off to be eliminated from the competition.
If that play-over does not result in a draw or the top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stages, the next group stage matches will be held in a group of four, with the winner from the second leg having to play against the second-placed team from the knockout stage.
England currently have the third highest average attendances at 5.2 million, behind the United states, Italy and Qatar.