If successful, the U.S. -Canada-Mexico bid would return the World Cup to the United States for the first time since 1994, and would also make Mexico the first three-time host.
The expansion of the event from 32 to 48 teams is thought to have put Morocco at a disadvantage compared with the North American bid.
If neither bid meets FIFA's requirements, the process could still be re-opened to other bidders ahead of a final decision in 2020, but that's unlikely to happen. Africa has the second highest number of voting Federation Internationale de Football Association member countries behind Europe.
The World Cup has only been hosted once in Africa - in South Africa in 2010 - and this will be Morocco's fifth bid.
Morocco has hosted two Club World Cup tournaments, in 2013 and 2014, although that is a vastly smaller and shorter tournament.
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