A senior FIFA official from Germany says Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup must be allowed to reach the final vote without being disqualified, in order to avoid any questions about the selection process.
Morocco is a big underdog up against a three-nation bid from North America, and the country’s bid leaders have already voiced fears that FIFA inspectors could disqualify them from the June vote by giving insufficient marks to their tournament plans.
But FIFA Council member Reinhard Grindel told The Associated Press that such a situation must be avoided in order to prevent any conspiracy theories from taking hold.
Grindel says: “If there are only two (candidates), the congress must have the chance to vote.” He is president of the German soccer body that will help elect the 2026 host on June 13 in Moscow.
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