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FIFA to begin Morocco World Cup inspection

AFP  |  Rabat 

inspectors arrived in today ahead of a three-day assessment of the north African country's ability to host the 2026 World Cup, the local bid committee said.

The five-member Task Force will begin its inspection on Tuesday, visiting stadiums, training facilities, fan sites and

"is offering and the global family an innovative and compact concept to ensure operational efficiency, outstanding profitability and a lasting legacy in and Africa," said the bid committee's president, in a statement.

"in Morocco would not only be a source of pride but also a great catalyst for development." The only other bid is a joint one from the United States, and

Due to FIFA's intention to spread the hosting rights for more evenly across the globe, European and Asian countries were not allowed to bid for 2026 -- this year's will be in with the next one in 2022 in

A decision on the 2026 hosts is due to be made on June 13 at the FIFA Congress, the day before begins in

Should neither candidate be chosen, bidders from and will be invited to submit their proposals.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 21:30 IST