Morocco is about becoming the second African country to host the World Cup

This is the fifth time Morocco will be bidding to the World Cup.

The FIFA World Cup is the biggest football event in the world and it is played every four years among 32 countries from the 5 continents.

South Africa is the first African country to host the World Cup in 2010, and the event was adjudged spectacular with the touches of Vuvuzela (use for crowd control) and Jabulani (the ball used for the tournament).

More so, the Ghanaian team at the tournament would have also made a history as the first African team to get to Semi-Finals,but lost to Uruguay in a penalty shoot-out.

In this bid, Morocco will be struggling with a joint bid by Canada, Mexico and United States to host the competition.

“It is not a Moroccan project only, but also an African project. From 1930 to 2030, it’s been 100 years and the African continent has organized the World Cup only once. It should not remain at that margin,” Moulay Hafid el-Alami, chairman of the bid committee said.

Morocco’s advantages over the American countries include internal flying time which will be shorter for teams and the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) time zone which will allow fans in Europe to watch the games at favourable times.

This is the fifth time the North African country will be bidding to host the competition.

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