Morocco has declared interest to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, making itself a major contender to the joint-bid proposed by the United States, Mexico and Canada.
South Africa broke the jinx in the 2010 when they became the first African nation to host the Fifa World Cup, and the Moroccan Football federation who are bidding for the fifth time, will be hoping to become the second Africa country after South Africa.
The confederation of African football (CAF) backed Morocco in their quest to host the World Cup in July, when the proposal was put before the federation.
The bid was made based on Fifa’s rotational policy, which makes Africa one of the four federations that could bid for 2026 World Cup. The policy does not affect the 2018 and 2022 World Cup, which has already being to Russia and Qatar respectively.
The final decision of who will host the 2026 Fifa World cup will be made known in 2020.
The 2026 Fifa World Cup which will be expanded will have 48 countries instead of the 32 teams, as earlier agreed by Fifa during the last congress.