(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Rabat – Former legendary footballer Roberto Carlos will represent Morocco's 2026 World Cup Bid, joining the list of international footballers who have chosen to back the African bid.
The North African country has already gained the support of several African Ballon d'Or winners, including Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba, and El Hadji Diouf to represent Morocco's bid.
The country is also expecting Egyptian Mohamed Salah and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo to join its list of ambassadors.
The official Twitter account for Morocco's bid posted on Friday a quote by Carlos, who emphasized that Morocco, 'the land of football, will celebrate the best of the game, offering the world an impeccable tournament full of authentic passion.'
Morocco's offer is part of its strategy to appoint renowned public figures and football stars as ambassadors from all over the world to campaign and promote its bid to boost international support for Africa's bid nation.
'I am convinced that Morocco, the land of football, will celebrate the best of the game, offering the world an impeccable tournament full of authentic passion.'
Morocco officially submitted its bid book to FIFA on March 15. The application has received the support of many countries from different corners of the world, including Egypt, Botswana, Qatar, Algeria, Tunisia, Nigeria, and France.