Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Morocco to bid to host 2026 World Cup

Russia, Qatar... Morocco? African country submits 2026 World Cup hosting bid Moroccan Federation Says Will Bid to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup
Nicole Thomas | 12 August, 2017, 02:06

The bid is supported by the Confederation of African Football and was submitted by the August 11 deadline imposed by the FIFA Executive Council in May.

Morocco is set to bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup if the World Governing body, FIFA opens nominations, the Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has announced.

"Next week we will provide an update on the number of cities that are interested in being part of the World Cup in 2026 across all three countries, and we'll continue to put together a bid that will meet and exceed the final regulations and specifications required by Federation Internationale de Football Association".

This would be the North African country's fifth attempt to hold the tournament.

But FIFA chose to keep the contest open, and Morocco said it had made the deadline - just.

Nintendo is being used over the design of the Switch's detachable controllers
The Joy-Cons are the primary controllers for the Switch and a pair of them come included with each Switch console . Nintendo's first-party titles such as the Legend of Zelda and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have helped boost Switch sales.

Morocco and the Canada, Mexico and USA bidders must now officially register their bids and agree to a new bidding process that will conclude at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow on the eve of the 2018 World Cup next June.

Morocco's chances of winning the 2026 hosting rights may be boosted by its huge tourism industry and its reputation as a relatively liberal Islamic country.

Reinforcing the challenge of becoming only the second African nation to host a World Cup, and the first from North Africa, Morocco would also have to handle the largest World Cup ever in terms of teams. The host of the 2026 World Cup will be decided during the 68th FIFA Congress, set to take place in Russian Federation in 2018. CAF confirmed Morocco's bid on its website later Friday and should Africa unite behind Morocco, it would give the country a significant amount of support. It had failed in all previous bids in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010.

The 2018 World Cup will be held in Russian Federation.

Recommended

  • Canadian diplomat in Cuba also treated for hearing loss

    Canadian diplomat in Cuba also treated for hearing loss

    As a result, the USA on May 23 asked two Cuban officials in Washington to leave the country and they have done so. ". The details around the incidents, which have been taking place in Cuba since autumn of previous year , are hazy.
    Pep Guardiola - Manchester City squad won't need big changes in future

    Pep Guardiola - Manchester City squad won't need big changes in future

    I visited them a couple of times a year ago , to check how they are doing. "We are champions. We go to sign and other clubs are always going to ask us for more".
    Sunderland house destroyed in explosion

    Sunderland house destroyed in explosion

    Northumbria police said on Twitter that they were aware of the incident and that emergency services were attending the scene. Locals were quick to offer help with people wanting to donate toys and clothes and they set up an online fundraising page.
  • Local Guamanian reacts to North Korean threat

    Local Guamanian reacts to North Korean threat

    When she saw a headline Wednesday with the words "North Korea", "Guam" and "missiles", Ogo said, her hands started shaking. This could obviously affect overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) residing in Guam and also in Japan and South Korea.
    Kim Kardashian Defends Putting Saint in a 'Dangerous' Position

    Kim Kardashian Defends Putting Saint in a 'Dangerous' Position

    Comments included, "he is so cute let's protect this handsome boy by making sure is rear facing", and, "Needs to be rear facing". Back in June, the reality TV star found herself at the center of controversy after posting a photo of her son Saint on Facebook.
    SoundCloud Secures Significant Investment, Announces New CEO

    SoundCloud Secures Significant Investment, Announces New CEO

    Under the new investment plan former CEO and founder Alex Ljung has stepped down and will now serve as chairman of the board. Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Eric Wahlross will remain at the company as chief product officer.
  • Dozens killed in bus crash on China highway

    Dozens killed in bus crash on China highway

    The accident occurred at around 11:34 p.m. when a coach hit the wall of the Qinling tunnel of the Xi'an-Hanzhong Expressway. Deadly road accidents are common in China, where traffic regulations are often flouted or go unenforced by police.
    Nawaz Sharif's caravan claims second life

    Nawaz Sharif's caravan claims second life

    Sharif also said he was stopped as "they" (his rivals) feared that he would come to power again after 2018 elections. Sharif vowed that he would not sit back home.
    Backed forces besiege IS militants in Raqqa

    Backed forces besiege IS militants in Raqqa

    Last week, SDF detachments fighting to take back control of the city from IS were just 300 feet apart, Pentagon officials said .
  • Gorka publicly shuns Tillerson's effort to scale back North Korea red line

    Gorka publicly shuns Tillerson's effort to scale back North Korea red line

    GORKA: I never said that secretary of state was - that's fake news 101. "He's the fourth in line to the presidency". But now another Trump administration voice is suggesting that we shouldn't pay Tillerson much mind.
    Buffalo Bills Agree To Trade Sammy Watkins

    Buffalo Bills Agree To Trade Sammy Watkins

    Matthews is also entering the final season of his contract, so the Eagles also faced the possibility of losing him in free agency. Watkins's future in Buffalo had already been in question after the Bills declined in May to pick up his fifth-year option.
    Liverpool deny Philippe Coutinho has handed in transfer request amid Barcelona links

    Liverpool deny Philippe Coutinho has handed in transfer request amid Barcelona links

    Salah already looks even better in the Liverpool shirt than he did in Roma's or Fiorentina's - and he was a revelation in Serie A. So everything is in a good way - but of course now we have to deliver, and we know that, so we are ready for it.

PGGM Investments Has $4.18 Million Position in Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) PGGM Investments Has $4.18 Million Position in Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) Dean Investment Associates Llc increased Dillards Inc (NYSE:DDS) stake by 9,505 shares to 53,505 valued at $3.35M in 2016Q4. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock.

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Ariana Grande's Impression of Her 'Spot-F---ing On' Jennifer Lawrence Calls Ariana Grande's Impression of Her 'Spot-F---ing On' JENNIFER LAWRENCE lives in fear of being "blindsided again" after falling victim to a nude photo hack. When your privacy is violated, it's hard to feel like you ever really get it back.

Economic Survey Volume II key highlights: Economy relatively resilient to demonetisation Economic Survey Volume II key highlights: Economy relatively resilient to demonetisation The deflationary impulses in the economy need to be countered through all possible policy levers as identified in the Economic Survey, FICCI said.

Andy Murray Withdraws from 2017 Cincinnati Masters Due to Hip Injury Andy Murray Withdraws from 2017 Cincinnati Masters Due to Hip Injury Murray is now ranked No. 1 but will lose that top spot if Rafael Nadal makes the semifinals in Canada this weekend. This marks the first time Nadal and Federer are the top two seeds in Cincinnati since 2009.

Five people die after getting weight loss balloons to treat obesity Five people die after getting weight loss balloons to treat obesity Five people have died after have anti-obesity devices surgically inserted into their stomachs, USA regulators have revealed. The procedure involves a liquid-filled balloon placed in the stomach to make the patient feel more full and eat less.

Russian Federation on 'high alert' over escalating US-North Korea rhetoric Russian Federation  on 'high alert' over escalating US-North Korea rhetoric Lavrov did not directly comment on Pyongyang's threat to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Lavrov issued a similar statement earlier this week when he met with North Korean officials.

Citigroup Holds To Rating And Raises Price Target On NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Citigroup Holds To Rating And Raises Price Target On NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) We are raising October period EPS from $0.86 to $1.06 and raising F19 EPS from $3.61 to $3.82 and F20 EPS from $4.00 to $4.28. All hold strategies are investment recommendations given by financial institutions and professional financial analysts.

Sonic Mania for PC delayed to August 29 Sonic Mania for PC delayed to August 29 The reason given is that the PC version needs a bit more optimization, which is a common reason given whenever a game is delayed. The most iconic, yet elusive, project from that tumultuous period is Sonic Xtreme for the Sega Saturn.

US Marine Corps Aviation Units to Conduct 24 Hour Operational Reset US Marine Corps Aviation Units to Conduct 24 Hour Operational Reset Marine Corps is pausing flight operations after an aircraft crash in Austria last weekend in which three U.S. The USMC said that the 24 hour-period grounding is not unusual.

Dolphins rookie LB McMillan out for season with ACL tear Dolphins rookie LB McMillan out for season with ACL tear The next-man-up approach would likely give more playing time to Mike Hull, the undrafted linebacker from the 2015 class. Last season Miami was 29th in the National Football League in yards allowed and 30th in rushing defense.

Toilet - Ek Prem Katha Toilet - Ek Prem Katha Keshav, a school dropout but with great general knowledge, is the elder son of the ultra-orthodox pandit Bauji ( Sudhir Pandey ). At 2 hours 35 minutes, and with the premise better suited for a short film, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a literal snoozefest.

Federal Bureau of Investigation searches home of ex-Trump aide Federal Bureau of Investigation  searches home of ex-Trump aide Mueller has been increasing the scope of his investigation to include more members of the Trump campaign. He said he "thought it was a very strong signal", adding: "They do that very seldom".

Bills trade Watkins to Rams; get Matthews from Eagles Bills trade Watkins to Rams; get Matthews from Eagles Watkins becomes far and away the biggest offensive weapon on that offense, both literally and figuratively. As it stands now, here's a look at the picks the Bills currently have in next year's draft.

Iran accuses Trump of 'bad faith' on nuclear deal Iran accuses Trump of 'bad faith' on nuclear deal On July 17, the White House certified that the Islamic republic was in fact sticking to the nuclear agreement. In his Twitter message released on Friday, Zarif said 'POTUS always wanted to kill JCPOA.

Asia stocks snap back into the red on lingering North Korea tensions Asia stocks snap back into the red on lingering North Korea tensions The general also outlined plans to launch four Hwasong-12 ballistic missiles to strike the sea around the US territory of Guam. Wall Street closed sharply lower on Thursday, after US President Donald Trump reiterated his warnings to North Korea .