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After Morocco questions impartiality, Infantino won’t meddle in the 2026 World Cup bids

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Morocco bid chairman Moulay Hafid Elalamy questions FIFA president impartiality./Ph. Mehdi Moussahim-Yabiladi

At a briefing held Tuesday in Casablanca, Morocco bid chairman Moulay Hafid Elalamy questioned the impartiality of the FIFA president Gianni Infantino, reports Associated Press on Thursday. The FIFA responded stressing that its president won't meddle in the 2026 World Cup bids.

«It’s very serious if the opinion of a president could change strategic opinions», said Elalamy referring to Infantino’s comments on the North American bid. In a press conference held in Dubai, the FIFA president said that «joint biddings are certainly positive».

«And let me say one more thing, to have Canada, U.S. and Mexico coming together for a joint project, already this is a positive message», he added as reported by AP.

Morocco’s concerns were well perceived by the football international governing body, which stressed in a statement to the same source that «the FIFA president will not take part in the vote of the congress and is not involved in the work of the task force who will conduct the technical evaluation».

For the record, the two 2026 World Cup bidders submitted mid March their requests to the FIFA which will have to decide on the 2026 World Cup host in June at a conference.

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