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Trump tells Nigeria, other Africans to back US World Cup bid

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump called on Nigeria and other African countries Monday to endorse the US-Canada-Mexico joint bid for the World Cup in 2026, tying it to US support for them. “I hope all African countries and countries throughout the world, that we also will be …

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FIFA to return to Morocco to check hotels, stadiums

Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | FIFA experts will make a second visit to Morocco next week after expressing some concerns over hotel capacity and stadiums earmarked for the North African nation’s ambitious bid to host the 2026 World Cup. The visit follows this week’s four-day trip by FIFA’s evaluation group …

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FIFA to begin Morocco World Cup inspection

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | FIFA inspectors arrived in Morocco on Monday ahead of a three-day assessment of the north African country’s ability to host the 2026 World Cup, the local bid committee said. The five-member FIFA Task Force will begin its inspection on Tuesday, visiting stadiums, training facilities, fan …

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Near-flawless CHAN boosts Morocco World Cup bid

Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | Morocco were near-flawless hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), which ended at the weekend, confirming they are creditable candidates to stage the 2026 World Cup. FIFA member nations will this June select the kingdom or a Canada/Mexico/United States alliance to host the global …

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Morocco plays up long-shot 2026 World Cup bid

Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | Morocco is “fully mobilised” for its long-shot bid to host the 2026 World Cup, hoping to be a candidate “for the whole of Africa”, top sports officials said Tuesday. The kingdom “is not a non-starter — it’s a real candidate,” Moulay Hafid Elalamy said in …

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Morocco to bid for 2026 World Cup – Federation

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Morocco’s football federation (FRMF) announced on Friday it had told the sport’s world governing body FIFA it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup. It would be Morocco’s fifth candidacy having come up short already in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010. “Morocco considers itself capable …

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All regions get more slots in 2026 World Cup – FIFA plan

Zurich, Switzerland | AFP | All football regions will see their World Cup slots increased when the tournament expands to 48 teams in 2026, with Africa the biggest winner, according to FIFA recommendations released Thursday. The plan to expand the competition beyond its current 32-team format, which is subject to …

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