Rabat - The FIFA task force will officially announce its final decision on the Morocco 2026 bid and the North American joint bid on May 29.
Rabat – The FIFA task force will officially announce its final decision on the Morocco 2026 bid and the North American joint bid on May 29.
Morocco’s 2026 World Cup Bid committee announced the date of the final decision earlier today on its official Twitter account.
The Moroccan Royal Federation of Football (FRMF) addressed on Monday, May 14, a letter to all football federations affiliated with FIFA, calling them to vote in favor of the African bid in the FIFA conference that will be held on June 12-13, in Moscow. The FRMF stressed the strong aspects of the Moroccan dossier.
Prior, the FRMF addressed its first letter to FIFA on March 25, regarding Morocco’s concerns about the fairness and transparency of the procedure.
FRMF President Fouzi Lekjaa noted the committee’s surprise upon learning about scoring system that was sent to them [FRMF] on March 14-24 hours before Morocco submitted its file and two days before the deadline for the submission of applications to FIFA.
On April 3, FIFA responded to convey that the aim of the Task Force is to “determine whether the bids meet the requirements in terms of infrastructure and revenue-cost criteria.”
FIFA’s arguments, however, were not enough to convince Morocco’s FRMF.
Morocco had requested, in another letter to FIFA, to exclude the American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands football associations, which are subordinated to American influence and are not entitled to vote. Despite the independence of these states in the sports field, they are politically affiliated with the United States of America and is considered as an American territory.
La Task Force chargée par la @FIFAcom d’évaluer les candidatures nord-américaine et marocaine pour l’organisation de la #CoupeDuMonde 2026 rendra son verdict le 29 mai prochain, concernant l’éligibilité des deux dossiers #Maroc2026 pic.twitter.com/N7QEsSk4BF
— Morocco 2026 (@Morocco2026_FR) 16 mai 2018