Sepp Blatter endorses Morocco 2026 Fifa World Cup bid

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The 81-year-old has thrown his weight behind the one-time AFCON champions to host the World Cup at the expense of the North American countries

Former Fifa President, Sepp Blatter has endorsed Morocco’s bid for the 2026 Fifa World Cup.

After four failed attempts to host the global fiesta in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010, the north African country has been handed a major boost in their bid with the disgraced football chief backing them.

Morocco rival a joint bid from Canada, Mexico, and the United States to become the second African nation to stage the quadrennial event on African soil.

And Blatter whose 17-year reign as Fifa boss came to an abrupt end in 2015 after corruption allegations, has referenced joint bids rejected by the world football governing for the 2010 and 2018 tournaments to favour the 2018 African Nations Championship host.

"World Cup 2026: Co-Hosting rejected by FIFA after 2002 (also applied in 2010 and 2018). And now: Morocco would be the logical host! And it is time for Africa again! #Fifa #CAF #FIFAWorldCup," Blatter tweeted.

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The hosting decision for the 2026 World Cup will be made by all of FIFA's 211 member associations before this summer's tournament in Russia, at the annual congress in Moscow on June 13.

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