Morocco Officially Bids for 2026 World Cup

Morocco’s Royal Football Federation (FRMF) has submitted to the FIFA its official bid to host the 2026 World Cup, the fifth attempt by the kingdom to organize the global sports event.

In a statement, the FRMF has dispelled rumors spread by the media concerning a potential joint bid with another country.

Previously, the media claimed that Morocco has asked Spain and Portugal to team up to organize the 2026 World Cup in a counter-bid challenge to competitors in North America: the US, Canada and Mexico who presented their joint bid last April 10.

As it seeks to host the world tournament, Morocco enjoys the support of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Morocco holds the record as the country most often turned down by FIFA. The North African nation launched bids for 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010.

The 2026 World Cup will be the first edition to involve 48 teams in an attempt to give countries outside Europe and Latin America a chance to take part in the tournament, which usually takes place in 12 stadiums over a period of 32 days.

 

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