Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup is gradually gaining traction after it was made official few weeks ago.
Days after former France president Francois Holland pronounced in favour of the North Africans, the French Football Federation (FFF) officially thrown their support behind Morocco, whose officials are currently in Europe canvassing for signatures.
Luxembourg FA are standing by Morocco as well, according to Fouzi Lekjaa, who is heading the delegation from the Kingdom.
Serbia are one of the supporters as well, Lekjaa, who is also president of Morocco FA, said.
“We met Serbia FA president Slavisa Kokeza during our international friendly against his national team in Turin, Italy. He promised that his body will support our bid for the 2026 World Cup,” Lekjaa said in a communiqué released on Sunday.
“We also visited the president of Luxembourg football association Mr Paul Phillip, who assured us of their support,” he said.
Could this be Africa’s second opportunity to host the World Cup after South Africa in 2010? Nothing is sure for now as Morocco will be facing the challenge from North American trio United States, Canada and Mexico who have also submitted a joint bid.
On June 13, Fifa’s 211 member federations will be called upon to cast their votes to elect the 2026 World Cup host nation (s).