Federation Internationale de Football Association task force in Rabat to inspect 2026 candidate Morocco

Federation Internationale de Football Association task force in Rabat to inspect 2026 candidate Morocco

The visit by FIFA's five-man task force was to assess the country's ability to host the tournament. The federation says its president assured Morocco's delegation "he will personally lobby" African officials ahead of the scheduled vote in Moscow on June 13.

The task force will use a point-scoring system to evaluate the two candidates.

According to Elalamy this visit would "strive to convey the vision of a humble, passionate, determined bid, but above all a professional and solid one".

Morocco will be trying to convince the FIFA experts about its passion for football, relatively compact size and "sweetspot" time zones for broadcasters.

This is Morocco's fifth bid to host the World Cup, after their losses for the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 editions of the event.

Federation Internationale de Football Association task force in Rabat to inspect 2026 candidate Morocco
Federation Internationale de Football Association task force in Rabat to inspect 2026 candidate Morocco

The country was second to the United States for 1994, behind France for 1998 and just lost out to South Africa for the 2010 finals, the only time the event has been held in Africa.

South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan has promised Morocco "unqualified support" in its drive to host the 2026 World Cup in a contest against a combined North American bid.

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

South Africa's backing for Morocco's 2026 bid follows similar pledges of support from both Algeria and Guinea-Bissau. 'We look forward to continuing our conversations with Member Associations around the world, highlighting the operational and economic certainty of our bid for the entire Fifa family'.

Conmebol in a statement: 'Taking into account the positive impact that the celebration of the Fifa World Cup in Mexico in 1986 and in the United States in 1994 had on the interest, development and projection of football in those countries and in general in the region, the member associations of Conmebol consider that, after three decades, the time is right to give new impetus to football in the Concacaf region, where more than 500 million people now live'.

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