Monday, 23 April, 2018

Moroccans take World Cup bid notes from South Africa

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Patty Aguilar | 16 April, 2018, 23:43

Morocco's bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup went under the microscope on Monday as a task force from the global football body arrived for an inspection visit.

Morocco's bid committee said in an statement that the task-force will visit with stadiums as well as several towns involving April 1719, training peaks and buff sites, along with venues.

"The (Arab) summit has unanimously affirmed its support for Morocco's bid to organize the 2026 World Cup tournament and called upon all Arab States to provide full and unfailing support for this candidacy", Bourita told the media at the end of the Arab Summit.

"South Africa is the only African country to have successfully bid and hosted a World Cup and Morocco want to emulate that success. Throughout the week the Bid Committee teams will strive to convey the vision of a humble, passionate, determined bid, but above all a professional and solid one", he added.

South Africa is the only African country to have hosted a World Cup in the history of the tournament and if Morocco is successful, will be the second country on the continent to do so.

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The South African federation said Monday that Jordaan assured a visiting Morocco bid delegation "he will personally lobby" African officials ahead of the scheduled vote in Moscow on June 13.

The country had been next towards the U.S.to get 1994, behind France to get 1998 and only lost outside to South Africa to its 2010 finals, that the single time that the big event was held in Africa. This time the victor to host the 2026 World Cup will be determined in a vote by the 206 eligible members among FIFA's 211 countries.

"It is an old myth that Africa doesn't have the capacity and naysayers should stop using the political argument".

"The World Cup in Morocco would not only be a source of pride but also a great catalyst for development".

However, FAs can not vote on World Cup hosting if they are part of a bid or if they are suspended from Federation Internationale de Football Association at the time.

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