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Morocco Yet To Provide Extensive Details On '26 World Cup Bid As Selection Date Looms

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 17 / 18

In contrast to the joint bid of the U.S., Mexico and Canada for the '26 FIFA World Cup, Moroccan soccer officials have "provided scant detail about how they propose to stage the world’s biggest sporting event," according to Tariq Panja of the NY. TIMES. With five months to go before FIFA ...

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