FIFA’s task force was expected to announce its final decision on 2020 World Cup bids on May 29.
French sports outlet L’Equipe reported on Friday that the task force will announce its decision in the first week of June.
FIFA task force will meet with both committees of the 2026 World Cup in Zurich on May 30 to answer questions of the five-member task force.
The task force has the legitimacy to disqualify one of the bids if it does not meet FIFA’s requirements.
The countdown to the FIFA vote, which is set to take place on June 13 in the presence of 211 football federations, has begun.
Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid committee received the task force on April 16. The five-member committee spent three days in several Moroccan cities in order to evaluate Morocco’s assets and capacity to host the 23rd world’s premier tournament in 2026.
The Moroccan bid committee said in April that the task force expressed their admiration for the quality of Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
Chairman of the Moroccan bid committee Moulay Hafid Elalamy said that the FIFA delegation felt the passion of the whole population” for the tournament, which “clearly highlights the fact that Morocco as a whole is a candidate.”
FIFA’s Task Force committee included Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee Tomaž Vesel; Chairman of the Governance Committee Mukul Mudgal; Member of the Organising Committee for Competitions Ilcho Gjorgjioski; FIFA Deputy Secretary General (Administration) Marco Villiger; and FIFA Deputy Secretary General (Football) Zvonimir Boban.