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On June 13th, the name of the host country(s) of the 2026 Apple Cup will be appear by the All-embracing Football Association FIFA. Morocco’s antagonism for the organisation of the 2026 Apple Cup was clearly presented in March. All of the Commonwealth has mobilised to accomplish this dream appear true. Indeed, for this North African country of 35 actor inhabitants, this is the fifth attack to win the organisation of a Apple Cup. Afterwards the bootless attempts of 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010, Morocco hopes to become the additional African nation to host this championship.
Morocco’s bid goes up adjoin Mexico, the United States and Canada. It will crave a lot of assignment to argue the 207 all-embracing federations to vote in favour of their bid for 2026. However, clashing antecedent attempts, Morocco will do aggregate to abstain repeating the aforementioned mistakes that prevented it from hosting accomplished events.Despite the annealed competition, Morocco’s bid has several strengths, and this time added than any added time before, the Moroccan accomplishment is a able one and has all the characteristics to accompany the Apple cup accident aback to Africa in 2026.
« Co-Hosting was alone by FIFA afterwards 2002 (also activated in 2010 and 2018). And now: Morocco would be the analytic host! And it is time for Africa again! » said above FIFA admiral Joseph Blatter.
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Moroccan authorities accept that the Moroccan bid charcoal a able activity acknowledgment to the bounded position of the kingdom, in the affection of the apple map. Its aegis compared to the countries of the region, and the accumulated acquaintance in the organisation of all-embracing competitions goes to prove they are ready.
The bid for 2026 is not alone the bid of Morocco but all of Africa. Morocco has alternate to the ahead with the change of admiral at the arch of the Moroccan Federation of football. Admiral Faouzi Lekjaa is actual abutting to the new CAF president, the Malagasy Ahmad Ahmad. The closing is acquisitive to put Africa at the top of the apple football poster; he sees in Morocco the absolute ambassador.
“So abounding African stars will be the ambassadors of the Moroccan bid, including Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba,” conspicuously appear Admiral Faouzi Lekjaa.
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Morocco knows its strengths. It is, in essence, a country that knows how to acceptable others: “Morocco is 14 kilometres from Europe and the time area plays in their favour. Football admirers will ascertain a country that is tolerant, authentic, and amorous about football”, says Moulay Hafid Elalamy, admiral of the organising committee.
“From 1930 to 2030, the African abstemious organised the Apple Cup alone once. It charge not abide in the margin,” said Lekjaa, apropos to a distinct bid in a acquiescent area in adverse to the three countries complex in the added project.
European, Asian and African countries will be able to watch four matches a day if Morocco organises the Apple Cup, which constitutes added than 50% of TV rights revenues.
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The admiral of the bid board of Morocco for the organisation of the Apple Cup 2026 football, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, explained in a affair in Casablanca, that the Commonwealth is “a country that respects the rules of the game” and that will advance his attack “according to the rules “.
Morocco is alive on the amplification and advance of bristles stadiums amid in Marrakech, Agadir, Fez, Tangier and Rabat, in accession to the architecture four new stadiums: two in Casablanca, Oujda and Tetouan. There will additionally be bristles modular stadiums to be congenital in Ouarzazate, Meknes, El Jadida, Nador and Marrakech II. All accede with FIFA’s requirements.
Besides, Moroccan authorities accept appear the architecture of 21 hospitals to all-embracing standards and 130 training sites, as able-bodied as « the conception of 110 thousand jobs », added Mr Elalamy. The best of cities, all amid beneath than 550 kilometres from Casablanca and alluringly affiliated apropos transport.
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