Morocco among three Arab countries prepared to host World Cup- FIFA chief says

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino said Morocco, together with Saudi Arabia and Egypt, were the only best-placed Arab nations to host the World Cup.

“The three countries have excellent infrastructure. The Arab World deserves to host such a football tournament,” said Infantino in an interview with MBC TV channel.

Morocco has made five bids to host the World Cup, the latest was for the 2026 edition.

The World Cup could have offered Morocco a push in its development effort and could have offered some justice to the FIFA system. But, in FIFA votes as in football games, it is not always the best who wins.

Qatar is next in line to host the sport event in 2022 while Canada, United States and Mexico will stage the tournament in 2026.

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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