With barely a month to the decision making day in Moscow for the hosts of the 2026 World Cup, the African candidate, Morocco has become suspicious of transparency of the voting plans. The bid for 2026 is the fifth that Morocco is making having failed in the bid to host 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010.
The kingdom which along with CAF is seeking support of UEFA and AFC, faces strong opposition from the united bid of United States, Canada and Mexico. It has emerged that Morocco are concerned about a possible dirty tricks campaign which they consider has been waged by FIFA against them since the African country made its late bid to stage the 2026 World Cup.
The latest concern is that FIFA have yet to answer official letters questioning, on strong legal grounds, why American territories Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the US Virgin Islands have not been ruled out from voting at the FIFA Congress on June 13.
Morocco have also had to combat FIFA making changes to their staging requirements just 48 hours before the bid book deadline in March.
This included changing the maximum time allowed from team hotel to training ground and the minimum population for a host city.
They also changed the maximum time allowed to travel from host city centre to airport to 90 minutes when Morocco had included a journey of 91 minutes.