Rabat - Morocco’s bid influence continues. On Friday, President of Egyptian Football Federation Hany Abo Rida announced his country’s support for Morocco’s 2026 bid to host the 23rd FIFA World Cup.
Rabat – Morocco’s bid influence continues. On Friday, President of Egyptian Football Federation Hany Abo Rida announced his country’s support for Morocco’s 2026 bid to host the 23rd FIFA World Cup.
Abou Rida, who is also a member of the FIFA Council, announced his country’s support in an interview that aired on the local TV channel, LTC.
Egyptian support came a few days after Palestinian Ambassador to Morocco, Jamal Choubki, conveyed a letter from Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub to Fouzi Lekjaa, President of the Moroccan football federation (FRMF), emphasizing that his country will support the African bid.
According to the official, Palestine will utilize its relations to convince additional Arab football federations to vote for Morocco’s bid.
Morocco officially submitted its bid book to FIFA on March 15. The application has received the support of many countries from different corners of the world, including Botswana, Qatar, Algeria, Tunisia, and France.
Morocco’s bid, which also represents Africa, has collected the support of many countries. The list of Morocco 2026 supporters includes Algeria, Tunisia, Russia, Luxembourg, France, Botswana, Nigeria, Serbia, Belgium, Qatar, Palestine, and Saint Lucia.
Morocco is determined to clinch more international support to win the right to host the World Cup.