FIFA subjects 2026 Morocco World Cup bid to fresh scrutiny

April 24:Morocco's World Cup bid is facing fresh scrutiny this week with the arrival of another delegation from FIFA after an initial task force found deficiencies in the proposals for the 2026 tournament.
In a downbeat conclusion to the visit by the inspectors last week, Morocco's bid leader acknowledged it had to improve the quality of the submission made to FIFA in March because inadequacies were identified by football's governing body.
The previously unplanned second inspection of Morocco is an indication of the more rigorous process introduced by FIFA following criticism in 2010 that World Cups were awarded to the riskiest nations in 2018 (Russia) and 2022 (Qatar).
There will also be closer scrutiny of human rights of the bidders before the vote on June 13 when Morocco is currently due to be taking on a joint challenge from the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Morocco did not declare its anti-LGBT law to FIFA in the human rights risk assessment included in the bid book. The documents - along with the North American submission - will now be scrutinized for any gaps by human rights experts.
"That process involves an expert third-party assessment of the robustness of the human rights content of both bids that will directly inform the administration's own evaluation," Rachel Davis, who sits on FIFA's human rights advisory board, told.
"We are confident that the process will result in a fair assessment of the human rights situation in all four countries involved in the bids, and a roadmap for how to deal with any deficiencies that FIFA will then require the successful bidder to commit to."
Davis, who is managing director of the Shift human rights organization, said an evaluation of the human rights in the bidding nations will be included in a report to the FIFA Council, which will also assess the verdict of the evaluation task force. A bid with low scores can be blocked by the council from advancing to a vote of up to 207 football nations at the FIFA Congress on June 13.
While Morocco has said it needs to spend almost $16 billion on infrastructure for the 48-team World Cup, including building or renovating all 14 stadiums, North American does not require any tournament-specific building work. Morocco bid president Moulay Hafid Elalamy said at the end of the FIFA inspection that officials "made some remarks on the conditions of some of the stadiums."
The new batch of technical staff being deployed from FIFA HQ to Morocco did not make a similar follow-up visit to North America after the task force inspected the rival bid's facilities this month.
"Following the visit of the 2026 bid evaluation task force to Morocco last week, it was decided to have an additional working visit this week to complement the initial analysis of the task force and clarify some aspects of the bid," FIFA told. Agencies
Source: Agencies


  
  

Comments


No comments yet! Be the first one to leave a comment.


Add Comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:

More Sports News


India vs Essex Practice Match: India's frontmen dazzle, sidekicks falt ..


Hopeful to be part of England squad in World Cup 2022, says Phil Foden ..

- Twenty young boys and girls to represent India at Junior NBA World Championship
- Jasprit Bumrah set to miss three England Tests: Report
- Ramesh Powar appointed interim coach of India women's cricket team
- Stefanos Tsitsipas continues Greek odyssey at Wimbledon 2018
- Kabaddi Masters: India, Iran firm favourites in semifinals
- BCCI SGM on June 22 invalid, says COA
- Harendra Singh eyeing Olympic dream in different role in Tokyo
- A Diabetic's Guide To Eating Rice; Here's How You Can Cook Starch-Free Rice
- Om Mitharval, Jitu Rai off the mark at Munich World Cup
- Shane Warne's presence motivated Kuldeep Yadav to register career-best figures
- Juventus clinch seventh title in a row with 0-0 draw
- Leicester City eager to spoil Arsene Wenger's farewell, says Wes Morgan
- Caster Semenya breaks her own national 1500m record despite controversy
- FIFA proposes staging a new mini-World Cup every two years
- Shahzar Rizvi claims No.1 spot in ISSF 10m Air Pistol Rankings
- Asian Games 2018: Bell rings for round two in India boxing
- Shahid Afridi to play for World XI against West Indies in charity match
- 'My belief was unflinching,' says Jitu Rai on gold medal win
- Coach reminded me that my life depended on this after failing two attempts, says
- Smriti Mandhana, Anuja Patil shine as India beat England in Women's T20I Tri-Ser

Related News

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino suggests 48-team World Cup
Geneva, Oct 4:?World Cup expansion plans got even bigger Monday, and the 2026 tournament could have 48 teams playing instead of 32 .. read more
FIFA grants media rights in China to CCTV until 2022
Nov 1:FIFA has extended its rights deal with China's state broadcaster which has run since the 1978 World Cup. The global soccer b .. read more
FIFA U-17 World Cup big opportunity for youth, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Sept 25:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday welcomed all those who will be a part of India's first-ever FIFA tournament that be .. read more
Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay plan 2030 World Cup bid
Oct 5:Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay will form a joint bid to host the centenary World Cup in 2030, the presidents of the three c .. read more
FIFA U-17 World Cup Trophy to be at Gateway of India on Sunday
Sept 9:Mumbaikars can have a glimpse of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Trophy at the iconic Gateway of India on Sunday evening. As part o .. read more

More Related News

- FIFA proposes staging a new mini-World Cup every two years
- Guwahati fifth venue to get FIFA approval for hosting U-17 World Cup
- Kochi first to get the nod for u-17 WC
- 0Jury chosen in FIFA corruption trial
- Vinicius Junior not to play in FIFA U-17 World Cup for Brazil after club bars travel due to loss
- OIC backs Doha over World Cup
- FIFA U-17 World Cup: Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu lauds team for mental fortitude
- Beat the summer heat with this cool 'Orange Cinnamon Tea' recipe
- TSPSC releases list of selected trained graduate teachers
- FIFA President Gianni Infantino congratulates Aizawl FC on historic I-League triumph

More Latest News:

- Musi clean-up gains pace
- TS issues guidelines for implementing Economic Support Schemes
- Telangana will protect sericulture farmers, says Etela Rajender
- Global meet on blockchain in Hyderabad
- 200 check dams coming up in Telangana
- Fighting rain, flood for Medigadda dream
- Break silos, make government seamless for people: President Kovind to newly recruited IAS officers
- PM Narendra Modi wishes former Tamil Nadu CM Karunanidhi speedy recovery
- Ahmedabad 2008 serial blasts accused gets bail
- Congress leader Jairam writes to NMML director over confusion for museum approval
- PNB scam: Fugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi says he took Antigua citizenship last year to expand business
- Eye test can now detect early signs of dementia, says study
- India vs Essex Practice Match: India's frontmen dazzle, sidekicks falter
- Hopeful to be part of England squad in World Cup 2022, says Phil Foden
- Twenty young boys and girls to represent India at Junior NBA World Championship
- Mission: Impossible Fallout box office prediction: The Tom Cruise film will earn Rs 10 crore on Day 1
- Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 movie review: The weakest link is Sanjay Dutt's gangster
- Saudi Arabia joins global pledge to protect disabled rights
- Iran's Revolutionary Guards' chief warns Trump: 'If you begin the war, we will end it'
- Houthis accused of threatening world's electricity supplies
- Youth, woman held for murder
- Rahul Gandhi congratulates ragpicker's son for cracking AIIMS entrance test
- Cows are safer than women in the country, says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray
- Bihar clears new liquor bill, CM Nitish says prohibition for betterment of poor
- 'Do not stop writing': Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan backs writer Hareesh over novel controversy
This page was created in 0.0319490432739 seconds