Morocco Denied FIFA Allegations for 2010 World Cup Organisation

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Rabat – Morocco denied the defamatory accusations against officials of the Moroccan bid committee for the 1998 World Cup who reported of an alleged attempt to bribe for obtaining the organization of this sporting competition, said Sunday a statement from the National Moroccan Olympic Committee and the Royal Moroccan Football Federation.

These allegations relayed by some media, go to sully the memory of sports leaders now deceased, who at the time had campaigned for Morocco’s bid, the source added, noting they aim to tarnish the image of a country that has always placed respect for the values ​​of integrity and fairness, as one of its founding principles.

Given the considerable efforts to comply with FIFA’s requirements for hosting the World Cup, Morocco would objectively deserved better treatment in lieu of tendentious rumors and baseless, the statement said.

Indeed, Morocco has worked tirelessly to bring to FIFA the principle of alternation of the allocation of the World Cup between different continents, said the same source.

And it is because of its sporty performance, its natural assets and human capital that Morocco was the first African and Arab country to volunteering for the organization of the World Cup in 1994, then three others times, the statement said.

The Kingdom has opted very early for integrated development vision through, inter alia, the construction of new stadiums with international standards, the modernization of the motorway infrastructure, rail and telecommunications or strengthening of a quality tourism, concludes the same source.


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