South Africa Supports Morocco's 2026 World Cup Bid


Morocco is the only nation standing alone against a joint US-Mexico-Canada bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

The Football Federation of South Africa has joined the list of the worldwide countries expressing their willingness to vote for the African bid on June 13.

Jordaan has also promised the Moroccan bid that he will be personally engaged in attracting support from the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA).

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

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Ahead of the Federation Internationale de Football Association team's arrival, however, Morocco came under fire from animal rights groups for trying to present a false image by putting to death stray dogs, the Swiss charity Tierbotschafter presenting sickening footage of officials shooting dogs that had been rounded up.

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"South Africa showed the way and I am confident Morocco will follow suit".

Top leagues across Europe are opposed to FIFA's expansion plans for the 2022 World Cup and future editions of the Club World Cup, the European Leagues president Lars-Christer Olsson has said.

SA will support Morocco's 2026 FIFA WC bid, Jordaan.

The South American Football Confederation member countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela have come forward to back the United 2026 Bid.

Meanwhile, Morocco have expressed concern over the transparency and fairness in assessing the bids and giving the final approval.

Many countries have already expressed their full support for the Moroccan bid, including Lebanon, Palestine, Nigeria, Qatar, Botswana, France, Luxembourg, Russia, Belgium, Tunisia, Egypt, and Algeria.