Talk of the 2026 World Cup bid campaign

"Morocco's human rights report presented to the FIFA is an intentional silence on an issue that Morocco knows too well is a crime on its soil."

-- Ahmed El Haij, president of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights, on the Moroccan federation's failure to declare its country's anti-LGBT law as a risk factor and provide a remedy, as required in FIFA's new host bidding requirements instituted for the 2026 World Cup finals. (AP)
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