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Blatter backs Morocco 2026 World Cup bid           

Disgraced former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has called for Morocco to be awarded the hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup.

Sepp Blatter

Morocco will go up against the joint Concacaf bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico, with the 68th Fifa Congress on June 13 to decide on whether it will select one of the official bids.

The north African nation have fallen short in attempts  to secure the showpiece in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010.

Blatter recently ended a lengthy Twitter silence, having been ejected from office in October 2015 after evidence of a 1.3-million-euro “disloyal payment” to similarly removed ex-Uefa chief Michel Platini.

The 81-year-old is still serving a six-year ban from all football activities, but  posted on social media to throw his weight behind Morocco’s pitch.

Blatter tweeted: “World Cup 2026: Co-Hosting rejected by FIFA after 2002  [Japan and South Korea co-hosted in that year].

“[Morocco] also applied in 2010 and 2018.  And now: Morocco would be the logical host! And it is time for Africa again!”


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