Roberto Carlos named ambassador for Morocco’s bid to host 2026 World Cup
Former Brazilian international Roberto Carlos has been announced as ambassador of the Moroccan bid for the 2026 World Cup.
The Moroccan football federation have announced that the former Real Madrid player will be their ambassador for their bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
“I support Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup. I strongly believe that this land of football will celebrate the best of the game, offering the world an impeccable tournament with full authentic passion,” Roberto Carlos said on the Moroccan football federation twitter account.
Morocco are looking to be the second African side to ever host the tournament after South Africa in 2010. Their bid to host the World Cup was rejected several times in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010.
If the US-Mexico-Canada joint bid gets to host the 2026 World Cup instead of the North African country it will the US’ second time hosting it after 1994, as for Mexico it will be their third time as they were able to host it in 1970 and 1986.
The Atlas lions will need the votes of 104 out of 207 FIFA member nations during the FIFA congress in Moscow on June 13 in order to host the tournament.
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