Thursday, 02 December 2021 07:52 GMT

Former FIFA president: "Morocco is the logical host of 2026 World Cup"


(MENAFN) Saying that Morocco would be the logical choice, banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has put his support behind Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

This is the fifth time for the North African country bidding to host the World Cup, having also tried for the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 tournaments.

Blatter said on Twitter: "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!"

Blatter, who was FIFA president from 1998 to 2015, turned against co-hosting after the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, the only time the tournament has been shared.

Swiss Blatter, 81, quit his post and was later banned for six years for ethics violations by FIFA's ethics committee.

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