2018 Season

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0-0-0, 3rd in FIFA World Cup
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5dIrfan Kawri, KweséESPN

Why Renard's Morocco can cause World Cup upset

Queens Park Rangers opposition analyst Irfan Kawri outlines why he believes Morocco's Herve Renard can oversee a major World Cup upset this summer.

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12dPA Sport

Morocco bid: U.S. territories shouldn't vote

Morocco has asked FIFA to exclude four United States-governed territories from the vote to decide where the 2026 World Cup will be staged.

Darke & Co. weigh in on African nations' World Cup hopes (5:22)
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21dAssociated Press

FIFA prepaying $2m WC bonuses to CAF countries

FIFA will give five African football federations a $2 million advance each on World Cup prize money to pay player bonuses before the tournament.

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24dESPN staff

FIFA points to ethics rules after Trump tweet

FIFA pointed to its ethics rules governing the selection of the 2026 World Cup hosts on Friday in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet.

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24dESPN staff

FIFA's Samoura cleared of wrongdoing

Secretary general accused of undeclared family link to ex-footballer and Senegalese compatriot El Hadji Diouf, a Morocco 2026 bid ambassador.

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26dPA Sport

Ethics breach claim 'ridiculous' - FIFA's Samoura

According to reports, Samoura has been reported to FIFA's ethics committee for not mentioning that she is related to El Hadji Diouf.

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31dAssociated Press

FIFA questions Morocco stadium quality

FIFA's inspection of Morocco's 2026 World Cup plans ended with questions about the quality of stadiums and a demand for more details from the bid.

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35dAssociated Press

Morocco World Cup bid masks anti-gay law

A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday to inspect a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 showpiece.

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35dAssociated Press

South Africa to back Morocco World Cup bid

On Monday, the South African federation said Danny Jordaan had assured a visiting Morocco bid delegation that he would lobby African officials.

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40dAdriana Garcia

Morocco, Munir in World Cup appeal to CAS

Spanish-born Munir, whose father was born in Morocco, made an appearance for Spain in a Euro 2016 qualifying match in September 2014.

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45dPA Sport

FIFA to evaluate U.S.-led WC bid April 9-13

FIFA has announced the schedule for the bid evaluation visits in the increasingly tense race to stage the 2026 World Cup.

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46dIan Holyman

France to vote Morocco over U.S. in 2026

France will vote for Morocco to stage the 2026 World Cup and not the North American bid, according to the French Football Federation president.

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47dESPN staff

FIFA warns Morocco over World Cup stadiums

Morocco wrote to FIFA president Gianni Infantino to question its demands for technical criteria as part of the bidding process.

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48dKweséESPN Reporter

Morocco's Renard shuts down exit rumours

Morocco's Herve Renard has moved to shut down rumours linking him with a move away from the Atlas Lions' post.

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53dMark Ogden

Morocco chief talks World Cup bid strength

The chief executive of the Morocco 2026 bid committee, told Mark Ogden why Morocco is ready to host the World Cup in eight years.