South Africa back Morocco in World Cup bid

The Arab Summit supports Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup./Ph. DR

The Arab Summit supports Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup./Ph. DR

Morocco's bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup went under the microscope on Monday as a task force from the global football body arrived for an inspection visit.

The Task Force will visit several cities in Morocco to assess the readiness of stadiums, training camps, "Fan Fest" sites and media centers among other infrastructure related to the organization of the competition.

"I can tell you that the Moroccan delegation is determined to spearhead a successful 2026 World Cup bid and as part of that have turned to SAFA president Dr Jordaan for advice", said Chimhavi.

Morocco is vying with Canada, Mexico and the United States of America to stage the world's biggest football prize.

The task force will make use of a system to evaluate the two candidates and also a bidding that does not satisfy with a minimum score onto lots of points that are distinct will probably probably be redeemed until the vote in Russian Federation.

"The World Cup in Morocco would not only be a source of pride but also a great catalyst for development".

Morocco&rsquo bidding plays greatly on the country's enthusiasm for soccer and its own fan civilization, because of its proximity to both Europe, its compact size along with environment.

Morocco has already made four unsuccessful bids to host the tournaments for 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010, although it was close on three occasions.

The country was second to the US for 1994, behind France for 1998 and just lost out to South Africa for the 2010 finals.

Some of FIFA's national associations have already publicly stated who they would vote for and Morocco received South Africa's backing on Monday.

The president of the South African Federation of Football (SAFA), Danny Jordaan, promised Morocco's bid committee that he will "personally lobby" Africa's football leaders before the vote.

In order to win, the North African nation will need to convince the 207 member associations in FIFA of its capabilities and assets in the face of the joint North American bid.

Federation Internationale de Football Association disallowed countries from Europe and Asia to bid for hosting right to the world cup, with the intention to spread the hosting rights for the World Cup more evenly across the globe - this year's World Cup will be in Russia with the next one in 2022 in Qatar.

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