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Trump asks Morocco to choose between 2026 World Cup and Sahara

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A Moroccan diplomat revealed that the US President Donald Trump links his country’s continued support for Morocco, in the conflict with the Polisario Front on the Sahara region, with withdrawing Rabat from the competition to host the 2026 World Cup.

The diplomat, whose identity was not revealed by the Moroccan Al-Ousboue newspaper, explained that Trump informed him about this during a personal meeting they recently held.

The source added: “Trump was did not disguise this game, which wanted to remove the Moroccan candidacy from the world cup.”

Read: Algeria supports Moroccan bid to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

The US president announced his support for a joint bid shared with Canada and Mexico for the 2026 World Cup and threatened the countries that intend to support Morocco bid.

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