The suspense was unsustainable and Moroccan hope grew, especially on social networks. At the 68th Fifa Congress, the nations nevertheless decided to award the organization of World Cup Soccer 2026 to the trio United States-Mexico-Canada. The United Bid received 134 votes, Morocco received 65 votes while one country voted for neither.
A variety of public figures have supported Morocco’s bid in recent weeks such as the singer Maïtre Gim or Jamel Debbouze, Gad Elmaleh, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi through the challenge of Saad Abid who met 26 celebrities in 26 countries in 26 days.
Now that one hope was shattered, it must be said that all attention is turned to the World Cup in Russia which opens tomorrow, June 14. After 20 years of absence, the Atlas Lions strongly return to play their first game on June 15 against Iran, before facing Portugal on June 20 and Spain on June 25.