Morocco’s 2026 Bid Passes FIFA Inspection Test

Morocco’s 2026 Bid Passes FIFA Inspection Test

Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup passed the first test of the FIFA taskforce and is set to compete with a joint United States, Canada and Mexico bid in a vote on June 13.

Morocco scored 2.7 out of five in Fifa’s test while the joint bid scored four.

However, Morocco was judged by the Task force is “high risk” in areas relating to stadiums, accommodation and transport.

The Taskforce noted that among the 14 stadiums submitted by Morocco, nine were yet to be built and the remaining five “require significant renovation or upgrading”.

FIFA’s Taskforce said it had obtained “enforceable government guarantees” which state the 12 host cities in Morocco will have a sufficient number of hotel rooms by 2026.

Qualification to the voting stage “indicates Morocco’s capacity to organize a 48-world cup,” said the North African kingdom’s bid committee.

“We can guarantee a magical, vibrant World Cup for players and fans in all of our cities,” said the committee.

The FIFA Council has to approve both candidates at a June 10 meeting in Moscow. The final vote of up to 207 member federations is on June 13 and the inspection taskforce scores can be ignored when making their decision.

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