Africa wants Fifa to reintroduce World Cup rotation


African delegates are keen for Fifa to reintroduce a rotation system for World Cup hosting after Morocco failed to land the 2026 World Cup.

The North Africans lost out to the triple Canada, Mexico and United States bid, which won Wednesday’s vote by 134 votes to 65.

“Rotation would be a solution,” said Malawi FA president Walter Nyamilandu.

“We should ask for an amendment to the bidding process that would allow rotation to come back,” added Liberia FA president Musa Bility.

By the time the 2026 finals take place, Africa will have hosted just one of 23 World Cups – while Mexico alone will have staged three separate tournaments.

The 2010 finals in South Africa only came about after football’s world governing body introduced a rotation system in 2001.

This was pushed through by former Fifa president Sepp Blatter in response to South Africa’s narrow defeat in its attempt to stage the 2006 World Cup, which eventually took place in Germany.

Bility believes Fifa could be tempted by the reintroduction of the system, which was abandoned in 2007.

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