"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