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Former Captain of German Football Team Becomes Morocco's 2026 World Cup Bid Ambassador

Rabat  -  
Former captain of German football team and 1990 FIFA World Cup winner Lothar Matthäus has been appointed as Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid ambassador, Morocco’s 2026 Bid Committee has announced.
Former Captain of German Football Team Becomes Morocco's 2026 World Cup Bid Ambassador
19 May 2018

"Morocco 2026 is pleased to welcome as ambassador the iconic Lothar Matthäus, former captain of the German national team and winner of the 1990 FIFA World Cup," said the Committee in a statement, stressing that "the football star is delighted to hold this position in order to promote a human, inclusive and responsible candidacy."

"I support Morocco's bid for the FIFA 2026 World Cup because I am convinced that Morocco, with its innovative concept, will offer good conditions to players, fans and all football lovers", said Matthäus, adding that Morocco is a true football land. 

Matthäus was also FIFA's best footballer for 1991. He won the prize of the best European player for 1990 and the best German player for 1990 and 1999.

Last modified : 19 May 2018

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