From next year till 2031, Morocco may be destination for major international football tournaments.
The kingdom intends to bid for the 2031 Women’s World Cup after successfully getting the World Cup 2030 as joint hosts.
In addition, the Women’s African Cup of Nations will hold next year in Morocco while the flagship continental football tournament will be hosted in 2025.
The Kingdom thus join China and England in bidding for the Women’s World Cup of 2031.
According to Morocco World News, the Moroccan government met with both chambers of the country’s parliament on Thursday at the House of Representatives to discuss holding a joint study meeting to explore the feasibility of a Moroccan bid to host the 2031 Women’s World Cup.
Fouzi Lekjaa, the President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) and Delegate Minister for Budget, emphasized the benefits of having the nation host these competitions.
So far, only China and England have expressed interest in hosting the 2031 event.
However, the fact that an African country has never hosted the Women’s World Cup gives Morocco’s potential bid to become the first African nation to host the prestigious tournament a chance of succeeding.
China hosted both the inaugural event in 1991 and the 2007 edition. Other countries that have hosted the event include Sweden in 1995, the United States in 1999 and 2003, Germany in 2011, Canada in 2015, France in 2019, and Australia and New Zealand together in 2023.
Since Morocco hosted the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON), which the Atlas Lioness finished as runners-up, the Moroccan football federation has made women’s football a top priority.
Meanwhile, FIFA has not yet announced the nation that will host the 2027 edition. The decision is expected to be announced next year on May 17.