Morocco wants to officially host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Morocco has officially applied to FIFA to host the 2026 World Football Championship.

On Friday, the country applied and so far has a 50% chance of being awarded the football tournament. Canada, Mexico and the United States have also registered as joint candidates with the World Football Association.

Morocco previously announced its interest in a joint bid with Spain or Portugal. This would be the first time that the FIFA World Cup will be played on multiple continents. Nevertheless, the Moroccans have decided to take on the organization on their own.

The World Cup has only been played once before on the African continent, in South Africa in 2010. At the time, Morocco was already a candidate, but was therefore not elected as the host country.

The announcement of the host country for the 2026 World Cup will take place on June 13, 2018, and not in 2020 as originally planned . This was announced by FIFA in May 2017. Chile and Colombia have also indicated their interest, but the countries have not yet officially announced this.

The World Cup will be played in Russia in 2018 and in Qatar in 2022. The tournament in 2026 will be played by no less than 48 countries for the first time, instead of 32.

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Date published: 11-08-2017 09:30 | Date modified: 11-08-2017 | Author: Patrick de Graaf


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Morocco has applied to FIFA to host the 2026 World Cup. This gives the Africans a 50% chance of being awarded the prize.

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