Morocco names 14 stadiums for 2026 FIFA WC bid

Morocco names 14 stadiums for 2026 FIFA WC bid

Two weeks after launching its bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, Morocco has unveiled the 14 stadiums the Kingdom intends to use for the competition.

Minister of sports Rachid Talbi El Alami made the announcement at a press conference in Rabat on Wednesday.

The cities of Casablanca and Marrakech would be home to two stadiums each while other facilities would be selected from El Jadida, Nador, Rabat, Tangier, Agadir, Tétouan, Fès, Meknès, Oujda and Ouarzazate, according to the official.

Morocco will officially submit its bid to FIFA before March 16, with an inspection team from the world’s football governing body expected in the Kingdom in April, the minister said.

The United States, Mexico and Canada are also vying for the 2026 FIFA World Cup hosting right.

The winner will be announced on June 13.

If successful, Morocco would become the second African country to host the tournament after South Africa in 2010.

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