“Breaking: I understand Morocco’s 2026 World Cup vote has successfully passed a crucial evaluation test (Fifa task force report) and WILL be on the ballot against the US / Canada / Mexico on June 13,” said Richard Conway, sports news correspondent at BBC Sport
Ever since Morocco submitted its 2026 World Cup bid, Moroccans and international observers alike feared that the International Federation of soccer, known as FIFA, was working behind the scenes to eliminate the Moroccan bid before its gets to the vote date scheduled on June 13 in Moscow.
FIFA is due to publish this Friday evening the report summary of both candidates to the host the 2026 World Cup.
FIFA’s task force was initially expected to announce its final decision on 2020 World Cup bids on May 29, but it decided to postpone the date of its release.
Breaking: I understand Morocco’s 2026 World Cup vote has successfully passed a crucial evaluation test (Fifa taskforce report) and WILL be on the ballot against the US / Canada / Mexico on June 13.
— Richard Conway (@richard_conway) June 1, 2018
Representatives of both committees of the 2026 World Cup candidates meet with the members of the Task Force in Zurich on May 30. Following the meeting, Moroccan officials said they were “optimist” but “cautions.” Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid committee received the task force on April 16.
The five members of the committee spent three days in several Moroccan cities in order to evaluate Morocco’s capacity to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Morocco officially submitted its bid book to FIFA on March 15. The application has received the support of many countries from different corners of the world, including Russia, Serbia, Luxembourg, Botswana, Qatar, Algeria, Tunisia, and France.