FIFA Chief hails Morocco’s successful hosting of Club World Cup
FIFA President Gianni Infantino who is in Morocco to attend the semi-finals and finals of the Mondialito, which is being held this February 1 to 10 in Tangier and Rabat, said that Morocco has mobilized all the necessary means and resources to ensure the successful hosting of the ongoing Club World Cup.
“After the success of the World Cup in Qatar, this Club World Cup takes on a very unique and particular significance in the world,” Infantino told the media in Tangier.
He noted that the North African country has made substantial efforts to guarantee the quality of the tournament, a reflection of the “trust” FIFA has given Morocco to organize the sporting event.
“If we did not have full trust [in Morocco], we would not be here today to organize the Club World Cup,” he emphasized.
Infantino noted that this edition of the Club World Cup, the third organized in Morocco, has brought together some of the world’s biggest football clubs, and sparked immense enthusiasm and passion among football fans.
Infantino said that he is looking forward to visiting Morocco again in the future, highlighting the country’s love and passion for football.
“It is a beautiful country … it is a country of football,” emphasized Infantino, celebrating the “huge success” of the Moroccan national football team during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Club World Cup final will oppose Real Madrid to Saudi club Al Hilal on Saturday evening in Rabat’s Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium.
Spanish Club Real Madrid defeated in the semi-final Egyptian club Al Ahly 4-1 and booked its ticket to the Final.
Morocco’s Wydad of Casablanca was defeated in the first round of the tournament by Saudi Al Hilal.