South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan has promised Morocco "unqualified support" in its drive to host the 2026 World Cup in a contest against a combined North American bid.
The evaluation panel are due to conduct a three-day visit to Morocco, which begins tomorrow and concludes on Thursday (April 19).
Morocco is competing with a joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada.
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The ECA declined to comment last week when the 2022 World Cup expansion idea was announced on Thursday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at a meeting of South American soccer body CONMEBOL which was attended by Infantino.
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.
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The tournament was expanding to 48 teams for the first time and here was a bid with enough hulking stadiums, hotels, practice facilities and functioning airports to host it at a moment's notice.
"The World Cup in Morocco would not only be a source of pride but also a great catalyst for development".
"Morocco is offering.an innovative and compact concept to ensure operational efficiency, outstanding profitability and a lasting legacy in Morocco and Africa", said Moulay Hafid Elalamy, president of the bid committee, in the statement.More news: Critically endangered western lowland gorilla born in Smithsonian zoo
Russia, France and South Africa are among the countries to have pledged their support for the Moroccan bid.
Soon after the accord, FIFA and the European Club Association representing more than 200 members signed a new working deal which guaranteed clubs worldwide a $209 million share of World Cup revenues from each of the 2018 tournament in Russian Federation and the 2022 edition in Qatar.
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