W/Cup 2026: FIFA Begins Inspection Tour Of Morocco Amid Transparency Concerns

W/Cup 2026: FIFA Begins Inspection Tour Of Morocco Amid Transparency Concerns

Morocco 2026 President Moulay Hafid Elalamy has pledged to show world football's governing body an "innovative and compact" concept when the five-member FIFA Evaluation Task Force inspects the country's bid for the World Cup this week.

The task force will make use of a system to evaluate the two candidates and also a bidding that does not satisfy with a minimum score onto lots of points that are distinct will probably probably be redeemed until the vote in Russian Federation.

In a media statement late March, Morocco's bid campaign head Moulay Hafid Elalamy said "it is hard to enter a race when the referee or judge is not impartial".

Morocco is competing against a United States-Canada-Mexico co-hosting bid.

The FIFA Evaluation Task Force recently concluded an inspection of the United 2026 bid, where they visited Mexico City, Atlanta, Toronto, New York and New Jersey.

He added that the visit would "strive to convey the vision of a humble, passionate, determined bid, but above all a professional and solid one".

Morocco wants to stage Africa's second World Cup after South Africa hosted in 2010.

The country had been next towards the U.S.to get 1994, behind France to get 1998 and only lost outside to South Africa to its 2010 finals, that the single time that the big event was held in Africa.

South Africa Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan said that Morocco's bid was Africa's bid.

Some of FIFA's national associations have already publicly stated who they will vote for and Morocco received South Africa's backing on Monday.

"It is an old myth that Africa doesn't have the capacity and naysayers should stop using the political argument", he said.

Due to FIFA's intention to spread the hosting rights for the World Cup more evenly across the globe, European and Asian countries were not allowed to bid for 2026 - this year's World Cup will be in Russian Federation with the next one in 2022 in Qatar. Up to 207 FIFA member federations will vote at their congress ahead of the World Cup.

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