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Morocco Yet To Provide Specifics On 2026 World Cup Bid

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 18 / 18

The "dominant feature" of Morocco’s bid to stage the 2026 World Cup "appears to be that no one talks about it," according to Tariq Panja of the N.Y. TIMES. In contrast to the joint candidacy of the U.S., Mexico and Canada -- a bid announced last August "atop the Freedom Tower in New York ...

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