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Men's Football South Africa to support Morocco's World Cup bid

SOUTH AFRICAN football leader Danny Jordaan has promised Morocco “unqualified support” to host the 2026 World Cup.

The South African Football Association said today that Jordaan assured a visiting Morocco bid delegation “he will personally lobby” African officials ahead of the scheduled vote in Moscow on June 13.

Morocco is up against a United States-Canada-Mexico bid to stage the continent’s second World Cup. South Africa’s 2010 World Cup bid is being investigated by the US Department of Justice for a suspicious $10 million  payment to Fifa voters in the North American region. 

In indictments published by the justice department in 2015, two of the listed “co-conspirators” are South African soccer officials who are not identified.

Now, Morocco is competing against the Americans to co-host the 48-team tournament. Up to 207 Fifa member federations will vote at their congress on the eve of the World Cup in Russia.

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