Fifa Begins Morocco World Cup Inspection

  • Fifa Begins Morocco World Cup Inspection

Fifa Begins Morocco World Cup Inspection

Joseph-Antoine Bell, a former Cameroonian worldwide football goalkeeper, has also endorsed Morocco's bid, emphasizing that Morocco has all the assets to organize a spectacular tournament.

FIFA has notified the Russian Football Union (RFS) that it has launched an investigation into alleged racist abuse of French players by Russian fans during a pre-World Cup friendly between the two countries last month, RFS anti-racism and discrimination inspector Alexei Smertin told Sputnik.

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

According to Elalamy this visit would "strive to convey the vision of a humble, passionate, determined bid, but above all a professional and solid one".

"Today, the committee is set to receive 5 members from the Task Force as well as others from the Federation Internationale de Football Association administration for a three-day-visit", said the same communiqué.

The task force will use a point-scoring system to evaluate the two candidates and a bid which does not meet a minimum score on a number of different points will be disqualified before the final vote in Russian Federation.

Morocco has made 4 bids to sponsor the championships for 2006, 1998, 1994 and 2010, although it had been close on a few events.

The country was second to the USA for 1994, behind France for 1998 and just lost out to South Africa for the 2010 finals, the only time the event has been held in Africa.

In all those instances, though, the decision was made exclusively by FIFA's Executive Committee.

Lars-Christer Olsson, CEO of the 32-member European Leagues group, says leagues have already been flexible to allow the World Cup to be played in the (Qatari) winter and have agreed the dates. The four countries involved in the bidding are not allowed to vote along with Guatemala, which is now suspended.

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

Morocco is the only bidding nation competing against the North American joint bid led by the United States.