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Morocco to challenge North American joint bid to host 2026 World Cup

Morocco emerge as last-minute challenger to US-Mexico-Canada bidInspections of bids will proceed and final vote will take place in June

Morocco has announced it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup, positioning itself as a last-minute challenger to the joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada.

The Moroccan football federation unveiled the bid on Friday with a brief two-sentence statement, confirming it had submitted a formal application to the relevant Fifa committees. The announcement came hours before Fifa’s deadline for countries to confirm their intention to bid, and denies the North American bid an unopposed victory at the …read more

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