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Morocco will not host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Morocco will not be a candidate to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after Cameroon was stripped of the tournament, the country’s sports minister Rachid Talbi Alami said on Wednesday. “Morocco does not intend to run for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and …

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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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Five reasons why Morocco are CHAN champions

Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | Morocco ended 42 years without a senior national team football trophy by hosting and winning the African Nations Championship (CHAN) for home-based footballers at the weekend. It was the first success since the country won the 1976 Africa Cup of Nations by drawing with Guinea …

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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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Three nations want to replace Kenya as CHAN hosts

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea or Morocco will replace Kenya as hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), the organisers said Monday. A Confederation of African Football (CAF) statement said one of the three countries will be selected this month to host the January 12-February …

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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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