RABAT- Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup went under the microscope on Monday as a task force from global soccer body FIFA arrived for an inspection visit to assess the country’s ability to host the tournament.
Morocco is bidding in a joint bid to stage the event from the United States, Canada and Mexico with the FIFA Congress due to choose the hosts in Moscow on June 13.
Moulay Hafid Elalamy, president of the bid committee, in the statement said, “Morocco is offering… an innovative and compact concept to ensure operational efficiency, outstanding profitability and a lasting legacy in Morocco and Africa,”
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’s bid relies heavily on the country’s passion for football and its fan culture, on its relatively compact size, its proximity to Europe and climate.
Morocco has had unsucceful bids in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 but were close in three occasions.
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