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Morocco may join forces with Spain and Portugal for World Cup bid

Morocco will make their 6th bid to host a World Cup - and reports are suggesting they will join forces with their European neighbours.

After failing in a solo bid to host the 2026 World Cup, Morocco will make another attempt to finally host the world’s biggest show in 2030.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has floated the idea to his counterparts in Rabat and Lisbon, and if the trio are awarded the tournament, it would be the first edition of the World Cup to be hosted across two different continents.

Whilst there has been no official line from the government in Rabat, it is believed that Morocco is keen to host the tournament in anyway possible after losing out at the final stage to a join Pan-American bid for the 2026 World Cup.

It appears that no matter what some form of Moroccan bid will be made – either on their own, or with fellow Northern African countries Tunisia and Algeria, as announced at a recent Union Nord-Africaine De Football meeting.

Any bid for a World Cup would be Morocco’s 6th attempt at hosting the tournament – after failed bids in ’94, ’98, ’06, ’10 and ’26.

Fellow African countries Egypt and Cameroon are also keen to make their case to host the tournament, which will almost certainly operate with 48 teams.

Cameroon have the opportunity to display their credentials next summer as hosts of AFCON 2019.


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