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Morocco write to Fifa as US territories permitted to vote

The Moroccan Football Federation has written to FIFA to demand that US territories should not be allowed to vote to decide the 2026 World Cup hosting right.

Morocco is bidding to host the tournament, against a joint proposal from the USA, Mexico and Canada. and has now asked the World football governing body to inform the US territories of their inability to vote in order to allow for a fair bidding procedure

Morocco who is hoping to join South Africa to become the second African country to host the World Cup said it would be a conflict of interest should FIFA allow Guam, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to vote on 13 June.

The Moroccan FA first wrote to FIFA on 26 April, explaining that residents of Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are US citizens while those of American Samoa are US nationals.

The 2026 World Cup finals will be the first to feature 48 teams.

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