Morocco's football federation (FRMF) announced on Friday that it has told the sport's world governing body, FIFA that it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

It would be Morocco's fifth candidacy having come up short in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010.

In April, the United States, Canada and Mexico announced a joint bid to host the tournament.

Russia will be hosting the 2018 edition, while Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

South Africa remains the only African nation to have hosted FIFA's largest competition when it staged the 2010 edition.

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