Disgraced Ex-FIFA President Sepp Blatter has proclaimed his support for Morocco’s bid for the World Cup in 2026, due to the fact that the Pan-American bid throws up many logistical problems.
Blatter, who served as FIFA President for 17 years before being removed in 2015, also said that “his heart still beats for Africa.”
The Swiss was a huge supporter and huge factor in South Africa being awarded the World Cup in 2010.
Commenting on the World Cup bids, which must be submitted by March 16th, he said:
“If Morocco is able to organise this World Cup with 48 teams, then it must be chosen,”
“After the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, we (concluded) that co-organisation was a nightmare,”said the 82-year-old.
“We decided that as long as we had a single nomination, it would be privileged.”
None of the bidding nations will be allowed to vote, meaning that a majority of 104 is needed to win the election in June.
On a personal note, Blatter is still fighting with his appeal to have his six-year ban from football overturned.