fbpx
Thursday, August 11, 2022
No menu items!

Morocco plans to spend $15.8 billion if it gets 2026 World Cup

But Morocoo will not build any new stadiums for the tournament, preferring to renovate and modify existing venues and add temporary capacity to others, said candidature chairman Moulay Hafid Elalamy, who is also a government minister.

The North African country is up against a joint bid from Canada, Mexico and the United States when world soccer governing body FIFA’s member countries decide in Moscow on June 13 who will host the tournament eight years from now.

Saturday’s news conference revealed details of Morocco’s bid book, which was presented to FIFA on Friday, with the central theme being making their football infrastructure sustainable after the tournament and keeping down construction costs.

At least five stadiums, termed legacy modular stadiums and with largely temporary capacity, will be downscaled after the finals to meet the specific needs of their local communities.

Casablanca and Marrakech will both have two stadiums with other venues being the capital Rabat, Agadir, El Jadida, Fez, Meknes, Nador, Ouarzazate Oujda, Tangier and Tetouan.

Morocco bid unsuccessfully to stage the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 World Cups. The country was second to the U.S. in ’94, behind France in ’98 and just lost out to South Africa for the 2010 finals, the only time the event has been held in Africa.

Latest News

Robbery suspect holds 2 people hostage at motel in Jersey Village

HOUSTON - A robbery suspect has barricaded himself while holding two people hostage inside a motel in...

Wall Street mixed at open after selloff

Wall Street's main indexes opened mixed on Friday (June 17), after a brutal selloff triggered by the Federal Reserve and other major...

Texas abortion law leads to ‘50% decrease in the number of patients who are able to have abortions’

Nine months have passed since the state of Texas passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation last year.

Tesla to charge more for cars in US, as Musk files appeal over Twitter posts

 Tesla Inc again raised prices for all its car models in the United States in response to persistent global supply-chain problems and...

White House looking into Americans reported captured in Ukraine

The White House said on Thursday (June 16) that it's "working very hard to learn more" about two U.S. citizens who are...

More Articles Like This