Confederation of African Football (Caf) official Amaju Pinnick announced that Morocco plan to put in their bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
MOROCCO ARE planning to bid to host the 2026 World Cup, says leading Confederation of African Football (Caf) official Amaju Pinnick.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Pinnick said:
“I’ve been told Morocco wants to put in its bid and Caf will support them 100%.
“I’d be surprised (if Morocco does not put in a bid), but I think they will.”
Interested countries have until August 11 to submit their bids and the USA, Canada and Mexico having already expressed an interest.
Morocco has so far failed in four previous World Cup bids – in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010.
The 2010 tournament was hosted by South Africa as the continent staged the World Cup for first, and only, time in its history.
Fifa’s rotational hosting policy means Africa is one of four confederations that can bid for the 2026 finals as Europe (Russia 2018) and Asia (Qatar 2022) cannot be considered.
Pinnick was in the Moroccan capital Rabat last week for a Caf symposium and subsequent meetings.
“It’s a country that can host the world. They are very hospitable people, there is a good network of roads and have practically everything,” the Nigeria Football Federation president added.