World football governing body FIFA, arrived Morocco on Monday ahead of a three day assessment of the North African country to ascertain the ability of the country to host the 2026 World Cup.
According to the local bid committee, president Moulay Hafid Elalamy, the five-member FIFA Task Force will begin inspection on Tuesday visiting some stadiums, training facilities, fans sites and media centres.
Elalamy said, “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“
“The World Cup in Morocco would not only be a source of pride but also a great catalyst for development.”
The only other bid is a joint one from the United States, Mexico and Canada.
FIFA in an attempt to spread the hosting of the World Cup across the globe exempted European and Asian countries from bidding for the 2026 World Cup but if other candidates fail, FIFA will welcome bids from Asia and Europe.