Arab Summit Voices Unanimous Support for Morocco's 2026 World Cup Bid

The Arab Summit supports Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup./Ph. DR

The Arab Summit supports Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup./Ph. DR

The South African federation said Monday that Jordaan assured a visiting Morocco bid delegation "he will personally lobby" African officials ahead of the scheduled vote in Moscow on June 13.

Morocco are hoping to stage the 23rd edition of the World Cup, and face competition from a joint bid from Canada, Mexico and the United States of America.

The 29th Arab Summit held in the Saudi eastern city of Dhahran Sunday has affirmed unanimous support for Morocco's bid to host the 2026 football World Cup.

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

The North African nation is set to send members of its 2026 World Cup bid delegation to South Africa in order to engage with the SAFA President on measures of how to further strengthen their bid to host the global spectacle.

Joseph-Antoine Bell, a former Cameroonian worldwide football goalkeeper, has also endorsed Morocco's bid, emphasizing that Morocco has all the assets to organize a spectacular tournament.

Morocco has made 4 bids to sponsor the championships for 2006, 1998, 1994 and 2010, although it had been close on a few events. "They will be spending a week in South Africa".

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

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

King Mohammed VI was represented at the summit by Prince Moulay Rachid.

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.