• WC 2026: Uganda to support Morocco in bid for 2026 FIFA World Cup

    KAMPALA, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Uganda will support Morocco to bid the 2026 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup.

    Moses Magogo, head of Uganda's football governing body told Xinhua in an interview on Wednesday that after South Africa successfully hosted the World Cup in 2010 for the first time in Africa, Morocco also has what it takes to host the world's biggest football showpiece.

    "Morocco has the facilities, good road network, good stadiums, hotels and communication which are all good to host the World Cup. We shall vote for Morocco during the 2020 FIFA Assembly," added Magogo.

    Morocco will contest against a joint US-Mexico-Canada bid to host the first ever World Cup that will have 48 nations.

    FIFA on Tuesday released the bidding guide for the 2026 World Cup.

    The bidding process will have the infrastructure and commercial criteria in the technical evaluation report which will being assessed based on infrastructure (70 percent) and commercial elements (30 percent).

    The 2026 bid will be Morocco's fifth attempt to try and convince the international football community that another African nation is ready to host the showpiece.

    Morocco were beaten by France for the 1998 hosting rights and by South Africa to a 2010 tournament.

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