January 24, 2018 16:47 IST

Morocco launches 2026 World Cup bid campaign

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The visual identity of the Morocco 2026 bid reflects the kingdom's national unity and plural identity, said the chairperson of the bid committee Hafid Elalamy on Tuesday, reports Xinhua news agency. Credit: (FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Elalamy promised a successful World Cup, stressing that if his country wins the honuor of staging this event, the edition's legacy will last for long time. Credit: (FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Last August, Morocco submitted its application to host the 2026 World Cup to the world football governing body FIFA, positioning themselves as the sole challenger to the joint submission from Canada, Mexico and the United States. Credit: (FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)
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This is Morocco's fifth bid to host the World Cup, after their unsuccessful bids for the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 editions of the tournament. Credit: (FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)