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Morocco’s anti-gay law might affect its 2026 World Cup bid

Morocco’s anti gay law might prevent it’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

According to a report by the Associated Press, a FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday to inspect the World Cup bid. Upon review by the AP, the 483 pages of documents submitted to FIFA found that Morocco failed to declare its anti-LGBT law as a risk factor and provide a remedy, which goes against the new bidding requirements.

While the United States-Canada-Mexico bid chose to publish its human rights documents, Morocco repeatedly refused requests from the AP to match the disclosure. The Morocco bid’s international communications team also declined to provide any LGBT policy or how the criminalization of same-sex relations would be addressed during a potential World Cup.

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