Rabat- When FIFA decided to appoint a special committee of five experts and charged them with evaluating and appraising the “technical merits” of the contending bids for the 2026 World Cup, there was understandable concern and suspicion that the move was part of a broader plan to thwart Morocco’s hopes of hosting the most illustrious tournament of the beautiful game.

FIFA Officially Invites King Mohammed VI to Attend the 2018 World Cup