Guinea-Bissau has joined the list of African countries expressing full support for Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid.
Manuel Nascimento, president of the Guinea-Bissau Football Federation told BBC that his country will stand with Morocco and called other African nations help it to clinch the rights to host the World Cup.
“I demand that our votes as Africa are solid and we should not scatter them around when voting time comes,”said Nascimento.
“The 2010 World Cup was successfully hosted in Africa. We can do it again.”
Morocco will be up against a joint bid from USA, Canada and Mexico as they look to win the hosting rights for the very first time after having attempted on four earlier occasions 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010.
Interestingly, back in 1994, they lost the hosting rights to USA, who would get a chance to host for the second time.
The North African country has hosted the FIFA Club World Cup on two occasions and FIFA president Gianni Infantino has claimed that the African country is”capable, in terms of infrastructure and organisation, of hosting a World Cup.”
FIFA have already mentioned that the final decision on the hosting rights for 2026 World Cup would be taken in the FIFA Congress Meeting in Moscow on June 13 next year.