Moroccan government has congratulated the United States, Canada and Mexico after they emerged joint winners to host the 2026 World Cup on Wednesday.
Morocco had hoped to become the second African country to host the World Cup after South Africa hosted it in 2010 , but a joint bid from US, Canada and Mexico denied the North African country the opportunity.
Morocco extended their congratulatory message to their opponents after voting took place in Russia on Wednesday at the 68th FIFA Congress to decide the next country to host the 2026 World Cup after Qatar 2022.
The North African country tweeted, “ #Maroc2026 congratulates @United2026 on their victory”
The joint bid from US, Canada and Mexico polled 134 votes with Morocco gettimg 65 votes while only one vote rejected both countries to host the 2026 World Cup.
This will be the fifth time the country will be bidding to host the FIFA World Cup and lost. They had bidded in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 and now 2026.