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

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The Moroccan Football Association (FRMF) accused FIFA of introducing late changes to the eligibility criteria for hosting the 2026 World Cup, saying Morocco "cannot accept that FIFA introduced substantial differences at a critical late stage in the proceedings".

Cars drive past a logo in front of FIFA's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland June 8, 2016.

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.

The five-member FIFA Task Force will begin inspection tour proposed facilities in four Moroccan cities, namely Marrakech, Agadir, Tangier and Casablanca.

Morocco, which is making its fifth bid to host a World Cup football tournament, has as rival the joint bid of the US, Mexico and Canada.

"Morocco is offering FIFA and the global football family an innovative and compact concept to ensure operational efficiency, outstanding profitability and a lasting legacy in Morocco and Africa", said the bid committee's president, Moulay Hafid Elalamy in a statement.

"Throughout the week the Bid Committee teams will strive to convey the vision of a humble, passionate, determined bid, but above all a professional and solid one".

Morocco&rsquo bidding plays greatly on the country's enthusiasm for soccer and its own fan civilization, because of its proximity to both Europe, its compact size along with environment. South Africa hosted the tournament in 2010, beating Morocco and Egypt in a vote.

Russia, France and South Africa are among the countries to have pledged their support for the Moroccan bid. The South African soccer federation has promised Morocco "unqualified support" in its bid to host the 2026 World Cup. Up to 207 FIFA member federations will vote at their congress ahead of the World Cup.

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