Rabat - FIFA President Gianni Infantino congratulated King Mohammed VI on Throne Day, Monday, at Marchaine Royal Palace in Tangier.
Rabat – FIFA President Gianni Infantino congratulated King Mohammed VI on Throne Day, Monday, at Marchaine Royal Palace in Tangier.
The King welcomed several international personalities who greeted and congratulated him on the 19th anniversary of his accession to the throne. FIFA’s 48-year-old Swiss-Italian president, Gianni Infantino, was among the guests.
A video broadcast by Moroccan television channels showed Infantino smiling at the King, shaking hands with him, and murmuring a few words to him.
Despite the recent turbulence between Infantino and Morocco over the kingdom’s 2026 World Cup bid, Morocco invited the FIFA president to attend the celebrations for Throne Day.
Infantino is expected to stay through the end of the two-day celebrations Tuesday.
Many Moroccans accused Infantino of trying to sabotage Morocco’s candidacy to host the 2026 World Cup in order to let the North American United 2026 bid win the hosting rights.
Football fans also blamed FIFA for prioritizing “big” teams in Russia and foregoing the use of video assistant referee (VAR) for “small” teams, leading to Morocco’s early elimination from the 2018 World Cup.