Maghreb Arab Press

On High Royal Instructions, Morocco to Bid for 2030 World Cup Hosting Rights (Official)

Rabat   -  
On High instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, Morocco will officially submit a bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, announced, Thursday, minister of Youth and Sports, Rachid Talbi Alami.
On High Royal Instructions, Morocco to Bid for 2030 World Cup Hosting Rights (Official)
14 June 2018

The government is committed to achieve the projects planned as part of the 2026 bid, Talbi Alami told the press, adding that FIFA has recognized Morocco's ability to host such a major sporting event.

He also recalled that Morocco has run a transparent campaign to promote its bid to host the 2026World Cup, deploring some practices that did not fit FIFA ethics, which tarnished the designation process of the 2026 World Cup host country.

FIFA awarded, on Wednesday, the 2026 World Cup to USA, Canada and Mexico who are to host the event jointly.

"United-2026" won the final vote at the 68th FIFA Congress by 134 votes, ahead of "Maroc-2026", which was supported by 65 Federations.

Fourteen of the 65 countries were Arab, namely Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen.

However, seven Arab countries opted for the North American bid, namely Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq.

In Africa, about 32 countries supported the Moroccan bid, namely Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, DR Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Maurice, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Chad, Togo and Zambia.

Last modified : 14 June 2018

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