17 June, 2018
Morocco have made five failed bids to host the World Cup thus far, and proposed using 14 stadiums to host tournament fixtures, with the final to be held in the Grand Stade de Casablanca, a planned 93,000-seater stadium that is scheduled to be completed in 2024.
Italy beat France in penalties to win their fourth World Cup title.
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Morocco's presentation took some not-so-subtle shots at the USA, highlighting the fact that guns are banned in Morocco and stating that during the 1994 World Cup even world-renowned soccer stars were unknown in America.
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Police have collected 1,254 of the passports as of Wednesday and plan to round-up the remaining 58 Police will hold the documents until the World Cup ends on July 15.
President Donald Trump's negative comments on African countries and his bid to tighten immigration restrictions on some nations have likely helped Morocco's cause.
United States soccer president Carlos Corderio said after his bid's success on Wednesday: "It's a bit emotional for us today".
FIFA's hosting selection process was revamped in the wake of recent scandals enveloping the world governing body of soccer.
Trump had earlier warned that any countries voting against the North American bid would suffer consequences in trade deals.
In a May letter to Federation Internationale de Football Association, the Trump administration wrote "all eligible athletes, officials and fans from all countries around the world would be able to enter the United States without discrimination". However, the French legend was also voted the best player at the tournament, scoring three goals in six games, including one in the final. "It's a great day for the game and for all three countries".