Infrastructure helps Morocco’s hosting bid

Morocco has made significant progress in its bid to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals. The North African country has met FIFA’s strict requirements for hosting the expanded World Cup, including specifications for sports facilities, hotels, health, and infrastructure. Morocco is the only country to have passed these criteria, which were put in place for the new 48-team format of the World Cup.

This is not the first time Morocco has impressed FIFA. In 2018, a team of experts visited the country and awarded it an above-average score, making it eligible to host the 2026 World Cup.

The news comes after several African football legends, led by 1995 Ballon d’Or winner George Weah, called for Morocco to host the 2025 AFCON finals. Weah, who is the only African player to have won the award for the best player in the world, praised Morocco’s investment in football. He said, “Liberia fully endorses and supports Morocco’s bid to host Afcon 2025. I have made this commitment to King Mohamed VI. It is cast in stone.”

Morocco boasts some of the best football infrastructure in Africa, with approved stadiums for both the World Cup and the AFCON. The country also has the Mohammed VI Football Complex, one of the best national football centers in the world. These factors make Morocco a strong contender for hosting the 2025 AFCON finals.

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