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Alleged racist chanting during Russia v France to be investigated by Fifa

17 April 2018

South Africa voiced on Monday its backing to Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

The five member team would be visiting staduim, training facilities, fan sites and media centres.to inspect these facilities to be sure they are up to standard.

In the build-up to this week's visit by the Task Force, whose report will determine whether Morocco will be on the ballot paper on June 13 to take on the heavyweight United 2026 bid visit, the Moroccans criticised the point-scoring system being used to evaluate the two candidates, protesting to Federation Internationale de Football Association about adding last-minute criteria to the bid process without prior warning, a complaint Federation Internationale de Football Association denies.

Morocco, facing fierce competition from the United 2026 Bid, had last month questioned FIFA President Gianni Infantino's impartiality amid various "unconfirmed" reports that he is favouring the joint bid proposal.

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The task force will use a point-scoring system to evaluate the two candidates, and a bid which does not meet a minimum score on a number of different points will be disqualified before the final vote in Russian Federation.

He added that the visit would "strive to convey the vision of a humble, passionate, determined bid, but above all, a professional and solid one".

Morocco has already made four unsuccessful bids to host the tournaments for 1994, 1998, 2006, and 2010, although it was close on three occasions.

Jordaan said Morocco's bid was Africa's bid, assuring Morocco that he will personally lobby for the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) and the rest of the continent to rally behind the Moroccan bid.

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"South Africa showed the way and I am confident Morocco will follow suit".

The final ticket sales phase for Russia's first-ever World Cup, set to take place in 11 cities across the country, starts on April 18 and will run to July 15.

South Africa Football Association president Danny Jordaan said that Morocco's bid was Africa's bid.

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Alleged racist chanting during Russia v France to be investigated by Fifa