In analysing the human rights aspect

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.

The North American bid did not contain any high risk elements but had three medium risk measures – government support, human rights and labour standards, and organising costs.

In analysing the human rights aspect of the bid, it was concluded new entry regulations being proposed by the US could damage “discrimination-free entry” to the country.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *