Is 2026 World Cup coming to Africa? Morocco promised to


Morocco has promised a “compact” tournament if they are named the host nation for the 2026 World Cup.
All the host cities are within a 550km radius (342 miles) of Casablanca and a maximum flight time of 75 minutes apart. A ‘Legacy Modular Stadium’ concept also means that some of the stadiums can be downscaled after the tournament.
The 2026 World Cup will be expanded to feature 48 nations, at least 60% of which will be located within three hours of Morocco’s time zone, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), making the bid more attractive to the European audience and sponsors.
This is Morocco’s fifth attempt to host the World Cup after making bids for the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 finals. The host for the 2026 tournament will be decided in Russia on June 13.
If both bids succeed in impressing the Task Force, the remaining 207 member associations of Fifa will cast their vote for who will host the 2026 finals in Russia on 13 June. The 2026 World Cup will be the first to feature 48 teams after Fifa chose to expand the tournament last year.
“You cannot bid for such a tournament, especially one that’s been increased to 48 teams, without careful consideration – it is not a light decision,” El Amrani, the former secretary-general of African football’s ruling body  CAF, suggested.
The rival bid, from USA, Canada and Mexico, revealed that there are 23 potential host cities within their bid, including NewYork/New Jersey, Los Angeles, Toronto and Mexico City. Seventeen of the cities are in the United States and three each are in Canada and Mexico.