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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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