During the general assembly of the federation on Saturday, Lekjaa said that Morocco has opened a new page with the head of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, following tension over the “unexplainable interference of FIFA’s administration” in the 2026 World Cup bidding process.
He added that this new page is the fruit of Infantino’s recent visit to Morocco for the Throne Day ceremony on July 31. King Mohammed VI welcomed Infantino during the ceremony.
Tension between Infantino and Morocco reached unprecedented levels this summer with many Moroccans accusing Infantino of seeking to sabotage Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup in favor of its North American rival (Canada, the US, Mexico).
United 2026 won the right to host the World Cup on June 14 after securing 67 percent of the vote.
Immediately after the vote, Morocco announced its determination to bid for the 2030 World Cup.
It is still unclear whether Morocco will submit a solo bid or a joint bid with another neighboring country.
Many speculate that Morocco is set to collaborate with Spain to host the massive tournament.
Local media do not rule out the idea of a Maghreb bid, bringing together Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco.
The 2030 bid will be Morocco’s sixth attempt to convince FIFA of its ability to host the sport’s most celebrated tournament.
Prior to his statements in the FRMF general assembly, Lekjaa said that there is no doubt that Morocco will compete to host the 2030 World Cup. However, the country has not yet decided on “co-hosts.”
“The decision will be politically decided,” said Lekjaa when asked whether Morocco would present a joint bid with Algeria and Tunisia.