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Morocco officially submit 2026 World Cup bid

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August 11 was the deadline for any competing bids to arrive at FIFA for 2026 World Cup hosting rights, and one country has decided to throw their hat in the ring against a unified North America.

Early on Friday morning, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation officially submitted their bid to FIFA in competition with the joint U.

Watch A Leading FIFA Member Claim Morocco Not South Africa Won The Right To Host World Cup 2010

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The Sunday Times has a cracking story on FIFA troughing. The paper says back in October 2010 it showed FIFA a video of twoleading FIFAofficials talking about bribery. Reporters gained access by posing as lobbyists.

The allegations are that the vote to host the 2010 World Cup was rigged in South Africa's favour and thatMorocco was the actual winner.

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Morocco to bid for 2026 World Cup – Federation

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Rabat (AFP) – Morocco’s football federation (FRMF) announced on Friday it had told the sport’s world governing body FIFA it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

It would be Morocco’s fifth candidacy having come up short already in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010.

In April, the United States, Canada and Mexico had already announced a joint North American bid to host the tournament.

Alves urges ‘friend’ Neymar to show courage

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – Veteran Brazil international full-back Dani Alves said he is hopeful superstar Neymar will join him at Paris Saint Germain but insisted he isn’t using his personal friendship to sway the Barcelona forward’s decision.

The two were team-mates at Barca from Neymar’s arrival in 2013 until Alves left to join Juventus a year ago.

Alves urges ‘friend’ Neymar to show courage

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – Veteran Brazil international full-back Dani Alves said he is hopeful superstar Neymar will join him at Paris Saint Germain but insisted he isn’t using his personal friendship to sway the Barcelona forward’s decision.

The two were team-mates at Barca from Neymar’s arrival in 2013 until Alves left to join Juventus a year ago.

Alves on target as PSG win Champions Trophy

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – New Brazilian recruit Dani Alves powered Paris Saint-Germain to their first title of the season beating Monaco 2-1 in the Champions Trophy final on Saturday.

It was a fifth straight trophy for the Parisians in the traditional curtain-raiser to the French season to put them level with Lyon’s record of seven titles.

Neymar talk to one side as PSG, Monaco clash

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – Neymar will not be there but Kylian Mbappe will be as Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain meet in the Champions Trophy, the traditional curtain-raiser to the French season, in Morocco on Saturday evening.

They have been the two biggest transfer sagas of the summer in Europe, with PSG ready to break the bank for Barcelona and Brazil star Neymar while Monaco try to resist interest in their teen sensation Mbappe.

Neymar talk to one side as football clubs PSG, Monaco clash

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – Neymar will not be there but Kylian Mbappe will be as Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain meet in the Champions Trophy, the traditional curtain-raiser to the French season, in Morocco on Saturday evening.

They have been the two biggest transfer sagas of the summer in Europe, with PSG ready to break the bank for Barcelona and Brazil star Neymar while Monaco try to resist interest in their teen sensation Mbappe.

Neymar talk to one side as football clubs PSG, Monaco clash

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – Neymar will not be there but Kylian Mbappe will be as Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain meet in the Champions Trophy, the traditional curtain-raiser to the French season, in Morocco on Saturday evening.

They have been the two biggest transfer sagas of the summer in Europe, with PSG ready to break the bank for Barcelona and Brazil star Neymar while Monaco try to resist interest in their teen sensation Mbappe.

CAF chief Ahmad backs Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

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Rabat (AFP) – New African football chief Ahmad Ahmad gave his backing on Tuesday to a potential bid from Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup.

The north African country has bid to host the global showpiece on four previous occasions but missed out on the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 editions.

CAF chief Ahmad backs Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

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Rabat (AFP) – New African football chief Ahmad Ahmad gave his backing on Tuesday to a potential bid from Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup.

The north African country has bid to host the global showpiece on four previous occasions but missed out on the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 editions.

Renard proud of Morocco in defeat

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Morocco coach Herve Renard said his team had been "exceptional" at the Africa Cup of Nations despite exiting the competition in the quarter-finals to Egypt on Sunday.

In their first appearance in the knockout phase of the tournament since 2004, Morocco lost 1-0 in Port-Gentil after conceding the decisive goal with just two minutes left.

Egypt beat Morocco to end Renard dream, make Cup of Nations semis

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Mahmoud Kahraba scrambled in the winner in the 88th minute as Egypt beat Herve Renard's Morocco 1-0 on Sunday to reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

A tense last-eight tie in Port-Gentil seemed destined for extra time until Kahraba, on as a substitute, poked the ball over the line after the Moroccan defence had failed to cut out a corner.

Egypt beat Morocco to end Renard dream, make semis

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Mahmoud Kahraba scrambled in the winner in the 88th minute as Egypt beat Herve Renard's Morocco 1-0 on Sunday to reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

A tense last-eight tie in Port-Gentil seemed destined for extra time until Kahraba, on as a substitute, poked the ball over the line after the Moroccan defence had failed to cut out a corner.

Morocco must grasp Cup of Nations chance – Renard

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Morocco coach Herve Renard has called on his side to "seize the opportunity" at the Africa Cup of Nations after fulfilling their initial objective of reaching the quarter-finals.

"It is already a privilege to be in the last eight but now we need to be much more ambitious than that," Renard told reporters ahead of Sunday's meeting with Egypt in Port-Gentil, Gabon.

Morocco must grasp Cup of Nations chance – Renard

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Morocco coach Herve Renard has called on his side to "seize the opportunity" at the Africa Cup of Nations after fulfilling their initial objective of reaching the quarter-finals.

"It is already a privilege to be in the last eight but now we need to be much more ambitious than that," Renard told reporters ahead of Sunday's meeting with Egypt in Port-Gentil, Gabon.

Renard-led Morocco knock holders I. Coast out

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Title-holders the Ivory Coast were dumped out of the Africa Cup of Nations Tuesday after a superb Rachid Alioui goal gave Herve Renard-coached Morocco a 1-0 win in Gabon.

Clinching a quarter-finals place was particularly sweet for Frenchman Renard, the coach of the Ivorians when they won the biennial tournament two years ago.

Ivory Coast set for Renard showdown after DR Congo draw

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Reigning champions the Ivory Coast will need to beat the Morocco of their former coach Herve Renard to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after a second draw in as many games on Friday.

The Ivorians had to come from behind twice to draw 2-2 with DR Congo in Oyem in the day's early game with Wilfried Bony and Geoffrey Serey Die getting their goals.

Ivory Coast set for Renard showdown after DR Congo draw

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Reigning champions the Ivory Coast will need to beat the Morocco of their former coach Herve Renard to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after a second draw in as many games on Friday.

The Ivorians had to come from behind twice to draw 2-2 with DR Congo in Oyem in the day's early game with Wilfried Bony and Geoffrey Serey Die getting their goals.

Morocco battle back to beat Togo at Cup of Nations

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Herve Renard's Morocco came roaring back from behind to beat Togo 3-1 in Oyem on Friday and breathe life into their Africa Cup of Nations bid.

In front of a sparse crowd, Mathieu Dossevi had given Togo an early lead in northern Gabon, but goals from Aziz Bouhaddouz and Romain Saiss had the Atlas Lions in front before the midway point in the first half.

Morocco battle back to beat Togo at Cup of Nations

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Herve Renard's Morocco came roaring back from behind to beat Togo 3-1 in Oyem on Friday and breathe life into their Africa Cup of Nations bid.

In front of a sparse crowd, Mathieu Dossevi had given Togo an early lead in northern Gabon, but goals from Aziz Bouhaddouz and Romain Saiss had the Atlas Lions in front before the midway point in the first half.

Champions Ivory Coast hit back to hold DR Congo

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Defending champions the Ivory Coast had to come from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with the Democratic Republic of Congo Friday in a lively Africa Cup of Nations clash.

The result in the northern Gabonese town of Oyem kept the vibrant Congolese top of Group C with four points from two matches followed by the Ivorians with two.

Champions Ivory Coast hit back to hold DR Congo

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Defending champions the Ivory Coast had to come from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with the Democratic Republic of Congo Friday in a lively Africa Cup of Nations clash.

The result in the northern Gabonese town of Oyem kept the vibrant Congolese top of Group C with four points from two matches followed by the Ivorians with two.

Le Roy, Renard loom large over key Africa Cup of Nations clash

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) French coaches Herve Renard and Claude le Roy loom large over the key Africa Cup of Nations Group C clash between Morocco and Togo in Oyem Friday.

Renard, a Cup of Nations winner with Zambia in 2012 and the Ivory Coast in 2015, was hired by Morocco last year and given a mandate to reach the semi-finals.

Kabananga strikes as DR Congo stun Morocco

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Junior Kabananga pounced on a goalkeeping error to give the Democratic Republic of Congo a 1-0 win over Morocco in an Africa Cup of Nations upset on Monday in Gabon.

Success came two days after the central Africans refused to train over a bonuses row and a red card and an injury meant they were briefly reduced to nine men in the closing stages.

Kabananga strikes as DR Congo stun Morocco

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Junior Kabananga pounced on a goalkeeping error to give the Democratic Republic of Congo a 1-0 win over Morocco in an Africa Cup of Nations upset on Monday in Gabon.

Success came two days after the central Africans refused to train over a bonuses row and a red card and an injury meant they were briefly reduced to nine men in the closing stages.

Kabananga strikes as DR Congo upset Morocco

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Junior Kabananga scored to give the Democratic Republic of Congo an upset 1-0 win over Morocco Monday in an Africa Cup of Nations Group C match in Gabonese town Oyem.

Victory took the Congolese Leopards to the top of the table after defending champions the Ivory Coast were held 0-0 by Togo in the first half of a dobule-header.

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Morocco 2017 African Cup of Nations adidas Kits

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Morocco will meet Egypt in the quarter-finals of Africa Cup of Nations 2017 in Port-Gentil, Gabon on Sunday. The Atlas Lions have a three kit match range fromFédération royale marocaine de football technical partner adidas for the tournament. They will also be worn over the course of the next year as Morocco looks to qualify [.

Raja Casablanca 2014/15 adidas Home, Away and Third Kits

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Last year's FIFA World Club Cup runners-ups Raja Casablanca have launched their 2014/15 home, away [...]

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Morocco hoping to dump Ivory Coast out of Africa Cup of Nations

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Having guided the Ivory Coast to glory at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Herve Renard is now hoping to end his former side's defence of the trophy when they face his Morocco team on Tuesday.

The script could not have been better written, with Renard's Morocco and the Elephants clashing in a winner takes all final Group C showdown in the northern Gabonese town of Oyem, kicking off at 2000 local time (1900 GMT).

Morocco coach begins quest for third African soccer title

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New Morocco coach Herve Renard begins his quest for a record-equalling third Cup of Nations title with back-to-back qualifiers against Cape Verde, the top-ranked African team.

A seven-day, 50-match schedule starts Wednesday and the co-Group F leaders meet in Praia Saturday and in Marrakech Tuesday in key matches as only mini-league winners are guaranteed places at the 2017 tournament in Gabon.

Morocco coach begins quest for third African soccer title

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New Morocco coach Herve Renard begins his quest for a record-equalling third Cup of Nations title with back-to-back qualifiers against Cape Verde, the top-ranked African team.

A seven-day, 50-match schedule starts Wednesday and the co-Group F leaders meet in Praia Saturday and in Marrakech Tuesday in key matches as only mini-league winners are guaranteed places at the 2017 tournament in Gabon.

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AFCON 2017: 10 promising African young talents to watch at the Africa Cup of Nations

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AFCON 2017: From Sadio Mane to Riyad Mahrez, 10 African stars who will be missed by their Premier League clubs

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Morocco Confirmed As FIFA Club World Cup Hosts Despite Ebola Concerns

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FIFA have confirmed that Morocco will continue as hosts of the Club World Cup despite the country's refusal to hold the African Nations Cup due to concerns over the spread of the Ebola virus.

Morocco recently declined to hold the African Nations Cup between January 17 and February 8, 2015 because of the risks associated with Ebola, which has so far infected more than 10,000 people and killed nearly 5,000 people and is the worst epidemic known since the virus was first identified in 1976.

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Generation Next: Anwar El Ghazi – the Ajax starlet who shunned Morocco for the Netherlands

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England vs Morocco 3-3 Highlights Toulon Tournament 2015 Akpom Watmore Demarai Gray Goals Video

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Real Madrid Are World Club Champions

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Real Madrid are FIFA Club World Cup champions after easily beating San Lorenzo 2-0 in the final in Morocco.

The Champions League winners scored on either side of the half thanks to goals from defender Sergio Ramos and winger Gareth Bale. The two wins in Morocco, means that Carlo Ancelotti's side have won their last 22 consecutive matches in all competitive matches.

Ebola football panic

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I have returned to dear Liberia after two months where I had to leave because of the panic that has hit everywhere. This has also touched football, showing that irrational and idiotic fear based on prejudice and ignorance are as much a part of football as in the rest of society. The first example that has really baffled me is Morocco's refusal to host the African Cup of Nations in January, amid

Morocco out of Africa, no Barça for Pep & Blatter's loose tongue

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*Morocco's national team has been banned from January's 2015 African Nations Cup after their confederation withdrew last month from hosting the tournament in the light of the Ebola epidemic.

The African Confederation have punished one of the continent's top sides for pulling out at such a late date, leaving the cup in chaos.