FIFA is due to choose between Morocco and a joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup.
The decision is due to be made by the global soccer body at its annual congress in Moscow in June.
2026 FIFA World Cup bid books now available: https://t.co/i8IPVsiR7R— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) 26 March 2018
Fair, objective and transparent
Previous World Cup bidding processes have been stained with allegations of corruption made around awarding Russia the 2018 tournament and Qatar the 2022 one.
For this bidding process, Infantino said the organization is conducting a fair procedure.
'I challenge anyone to point out an organization that conducts a bidding process as fair, objective and transparent as the one that FIFA is carrying out for the 2026 FIFA World Cup,' Infantino said in the statement.
'FIFA has been heavily criticized for how it conducted the selection of hosts in the past; it was our obligation to learn from this and leave no room for any doubt or subjectivity,' he added.
'This is why the rules of this process... include the highest standards in terms of ethical conduct, participation and commitment to sustainability and human rights.'
The United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the USA to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup has been submitted! Our message to the world: with 23 world-class stadiums and 150 training sites already built and operating, we are ready to host! #United2026 pic.twitter.com/mb2wE3iuX7— Carlos Cordeiro (@CACSoccer) 16 March 2018
#BidBook— Morocco 2026 (@Morocco2026_EN) 26 March 2018
Our #Morocco2026 Bid Book has been published in full 🙌🏼
You can read about our vision for an authentic, passionate @FIFAWorldCup in the Press section of our website: https://t.co/szNTOGmPFZ #Morocco2026 🇲🇦 #BidBook pic.twitter.com/VaBqge1wrp
The 2026 World Cup will be the first to feature 48 teams instead of 32.