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    ‘We Are Not Disturbed About African Votes’ – Morocco World Cup bid Chief

    Morocco 2026 World Cup bid Chief, Hicham El Amrani has said they are not perturbed if African countries will vote for them in their bid to become the second African country to host the World Cup in 2026.

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    Morocco is competing against a joint bid from USA, Mexico and Canada with FIFA members set to vote on the next World host nation on 13 June.

    Amrani said even though they lose their bid to host the 2026 Mundial, Morocco will still carry on with the overhauling of infrastructures in the country.

    He said, “We’ll carry on the projects because it is for the good of our country and continent, not only to host the World Cup.

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    “We are interested in one thing – winning, but even if we don’t win and we lose with fair play and that will be fine.

    “At the end of the day we will have given our best, we will have showcased what Morocco is about.”

    The Moroccan World Cup bid Chief added that among the infrastructure plans are the modernization and building of motorways, new high-speed trains and an increase in airport capacity.

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    They are planning to use 14 stadia for the 2026 World Cup and will renovate five while nine new stadia will be built.

    Six of the new stadia will be ‘modular’ meaning the capacity can be reduced after the tournament.

    With the threat from US President who said they will be watching those who will not vote for their World Cup bid, Morocco chance of winning the bid would be bleak as virtually all African countries receive aids and other supports from the US.

    Algeria, Kenya and The Gambia have publicly given their backing to the plan, but the South African government has said it does not support the bid.


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