Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup has passed a Fifa inspection – but is deemed “high risk” in three areas.
The North African country will compete with a joint United States, Canada and Mexico bid in a vote on 13 June.
Morocco scored 2.7 out of five in Fifa’s test while the joint bid scored four, with no “high risk” areas.
Fifa said of the 14 stadiums submitted by Morocco, nine were yet to be built and the remaining five “require significant renovation or upgrading”.
Only two of the 14 stadiums were deemed to have “sufficient levels of accommodation” resulting in a second “high risk” conclusion.
A third area of analysis – accommodation and transport combined – was also deemed “high risk”.
However, Fifa’s taskforce said it had obtained “enforceable government guarantees” which state the 12 host cities in Morocco will have a sufficient number of hotel rooms by 2026.