Africa’s World Cup hopes Dented

Africa’s hopes of hosting a second  World Cup in eight years have been dealt a blow after Morocco lost the 2026 bid to a joint coalition of Canada, US & Mexico.

By SortBrief Reporter

The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico after their joint bid beat Morocco’s proposal to host it.

This news comes as a blow to Africans, who were hoping to host the showpiece for the second time ever, the first one having been in the 2010 edition which was held in South Africa.

The ‘United 2026’ bid was selected by Fifa member nations, winning 134 votes compared to 65 for Morocco.

The 2026 tournament will be the biggest World Cup ever held – with 48 teams playing 80 matches over 34 days.

In all fairness, the odds were mightily stacked against Morocco, with the joint nations having put up an impressive presentation to the world football governing body in addition to Mexico (1970 and 1986) and the United States (1994) having previously hosted World Cups.

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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