Rabat - Fouzi Lekjaa, president of Morocco’s Royal Football Federation (FRMF) confirmed on Tuesday that the nation’s candidacy to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup represents the African continent as a whole.
Rabat – Fouzi Lekjaa, president of Morocco’s Royal Football Federation (FRMF) confirmed on Tuesday that the nation’s candidacy to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup represents the African continent as a whole.
Speaking at candidacy announcement in Casablanca, which was chaired by Morocco’s bid committee for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, Lekjaa referred to the Confederation of African Football’s full support for Morocco’s candidacy.
Lekjaa also discussed FIFA’s new voting system, which is now based on the votes of all members of the FIFA, as a point in favor of Morocco.
Lekjaa pointed out that through this new system, 211 national football federations have the right to vote.
In order to host the tournament, Morocco will need 104 votes. 221 national federations at a congress in Moscow will decide in who is eligible to host the 23rd FIFA World Cup in 2026.
Morocco will have a rival in the joint bid submitted by the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Lekjaa emphasized that the chance of hosting the FIFA World Cup is an opportunity to enhance Morocco’s achievements in the sports field.
Lekjaa concluded that July 13, the date when FIFA will announce the 2026 World Cup host country, will mark a decisive turning point in the history of Moroccan football.