Conmebol backs United 2026 Fifa World Cup bid

Morocco 2026 President Moulay Hafid Elalamy has pledged to show world football's governing body an

Morocco 2026 President Moulay Hafid Elalamy has pledged to show world football's governing body an"innovative and compact concept

Morocco is the only rival to a joint bid to stage the event from the United States, Canada and Mexico with the FIFA Congress due to choose the hosts in Moscow on June 13.

Fifa President Gianni Infantino gestures while speaking during a press briefing.

The FIFA delegation is expected to travel from the 17th to the 19th of April to several cities in the Kingdom, visiting stadiums, training camps, Fan fests and media centers, as well as other facilities related to the organization of the competition.

The visit of the Evaluation Task Force comes after Morocco 2026 openly criticised Federation Internationale de Football Association, claiming the organisation had changed the scoring system just 24 hours before they officially submitted their attempt.

In a media statement late March, Morocco's bid campaign head Moulay Hafid Elalamy said "it is hard to enter a race when the referee or judge is not impartial".

South Africa voiced on Monday its backing to Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Morocco's bid plays heavily on the country's passion for football and its fan culture, on its relatively compact size, its proximity to Europe and climate. The Kingdom has already made unsuccessful bids to host the tournament in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010.

Morocco 2026 President Moulay Hafid Elalamy has pledged to show world football's governing body an "innovative and compact" concept when the five-member FIFA Evaluation Task Force inspects the country's bid for the World Cup this week.

"It is an old myth that Africa doesn't have the capacity and naysayers should stop using the political argument".

The International Football Federation (FIFA) expects all the tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches to be held in Russia this summer to sell out, FIFA Head of Ticketing Falk Eller told reporters Tuesday.

Abubakar Ago, a retired FIFA licensed referee, has said that the country's referees are capable of officiating at the FIFA World Cup finals if given the opportunity.

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