Rabat – With FIFA’s decision to add a new requirement to the bidding process, the leading German daily, Di Welt, urges Morocco to do something to prevent “FIFA’s dirty game” from succeeding with a United win: Morocco 2026 should seek competent legal authorities, the daily advises.
Whereas international and Moroccan news outlets expressed doubts about the rationale behind the extended power given to the task force’s “expert opinion,” the German daily “is sure of Infantino’s plot to disqualify Morocco’s bid.”
With FIFA unabashedly intent on driving Morocco 2026 out, the report claims that only the Lausanne-based independent court for sports-related disputes could save Morocco’s bid from being prematurely and unduly sidelined.
Di Welt speculates that FIFA’s new rule is designed with one purpose: convince the footballing world that the North American trio is the only “fitting bid.”
According to the new rule, Di Welt reports, any bidding nation should have six stadiums that fit all international standards, as opposed to five stadiums that FIFA had always required of previous World Cup bidders. The daily claims the only way to respond to the plot is to “force FIFA to be impartial” in the process and to go back to the rule of five ready stadiums. To accomplish this, Di Welt suggests that Morocco immediately present its case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
The problem is not just that Morocco does not meet the requirements of the new rule. A far bigger problem, according to the outlet, is that FIFA is giving itself the liberty of changing rules so close to the conclusion of the bidding process, when the implementation of a new regulation would be impossible to accommodate.
Without any notice to either federations or bidders, World Cup bidding regulations seem to be amended, added, and nullified as Infantino and his inner circle see fit.
At the end of the day, Morocco cannot sprout an additional stadium by June 13, guaranteeing the North African country a lower ranking than the infrastructure powerhouse that is the United bid.
In the meantime, Morocco 2026 officials will continue their communications crusade to convince national federations to vote for the North African bid on June 13 in Moscow.
Morocco 2026’s chief Moulay Hafid Elalamy has affirmed Morocco’s refusal to acquiesce when it senses unfairness and bias in the bidding process:
“We will use sports-sanctioned means to fight for our right to bid for the hosting rights…if they say that we are not qualified, they will have to prove it, to show us why.”