Rabat - Rabat’s municipal council has approved the “contrat ville hôte” (host city contract) for Morocco’s candidacy to host the 2026 World Cup.
Rabat – Rabat’s municipal council has approved the “contrat ville hôte” (host city contract) for Morocco’s candidacy to host the 2026 World Cup.
According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), the host city contract was approved during the Friday session in Rabat.
The contracts will link the world of football’s governing body, FIFA, Morocco’s Royal Football Federation (FRMF), and the host cities. The contract contains all the rights and obligations for the parties associated with the competition.
A statement by the council states that this contract will come into force when FIFA and FRMR countersign the version proposed by each host city. The statement, quoted by MAP, added that this contract details the specific obligations of a host city in terms of the event’s quality, performance, and delivery.
The contracts also provide the federation and the council with details regarding the conditions of the contract’s application and modification of the host city’s specifications.
The contract also develops the selection process for the host cities, especially the possibility of evaluation visits to both stadiums and cities, the technical selection criteria (characteristics of the city, stadiums, transport and accommodation). This process is expected to take place in 2021, according to MAP.
Additionally the contract also explains the role of the host city and its activities with all local stakeholders (stadium authority, training venue, airport and hotels).