Royal Moroccan Football Federation

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (Arabic: الجامعة الملكية المغربية لكرة القدم; French: Fédération royale marocaine de football, FRMF) is the governing body of football in Morocco. It was established in 1956. It became a member in the FIFA in 1960, and in the same year it also became a member in the CAF association. It organises the football league, the Botola, the Morocco national football team and the Morocco women's national football team. It is based in Rabat. it is also a member of the UAFA and UNAF.[2]

Royal Moroccan Football Federation
CAF
Royal Moroccan Football Federation logo.svg
Founded1956[1]
HeadquartersRabat
FIFA affiliation1960
CAF affiliation1960
PresidentFouzi Lekjaa
Websitewww.frmf.ma

HistoryEdit

FIFA World Cup BidsEdit

In 1994, Morocco, United States and Brazil bade to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup.[3] The United States eventually won the bid with 10 votes, Morocco in second place with 7 votes and Brazil with 2.[4][5] Morocco was set to bid on the upcoming 1998 FIFA World Cup. It ended with 12-7 vote for France allowing France to be host of the 16th edition of the FIFA World Cup.[6][7][8]

In 2006, Morocco made their third bid to host the FIFA World Cup. Germany was successful in winning the vote to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup.[9] Morocco continued its attempt to host the next FIFA World Cup edition but failed in doing so.[10][11] South Africa won the bid making it the first African country to host the World Cup.[12] On 6 June 2015, The Daily Telegraph reported that Morocco had actually won the vote, but South Africawas awarded the tournament instead.[13]

2026 FIFA World CupEdit

On 11 August 2017, was set for submission of an intention to bid, and on that day, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation announced that it would submit a bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.[14] In March 2018, the Morocco 2026 bid committee stated their plan to spend $16 billion on preparing for the tournament, including building new transportation infrastructure, 21 new hospitals, a large number of new hotels and leisure facilities and building and/or renovating new stadiums.[15]

2030 FIFA World CupEdit

The national football association of Morocco is scheduled to bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.[16][17][18][19][20] On 15 June 2018, The bid was led by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, who officially confirmed it.[17]

On 25 July 2018, Royal Moroccan Football Federation president Fouzi Lekjaa, confirmed Morocco will apply for the 2030 World Cup bid.[21]

Record of the Moroccan national teamEdit

Youth and Olympic teamsEdit

Champions: 1997
Champions: 2015, 2020
Champions: 2011
Champions: 1983, 2013
Champions: 2001, 2017
Champions: 2013
Runners-Up: 2005
Champions: 1961, 1985
Champions: 2007, 2011, 2018

PresidentsEdit

FIFA rejected an election in 2013, and demanded a new election in 2014.[22] A term generally lasts four years.

Rank Name Period
1 Mohamed Yazidi 1957–1958
2 Omar Boucetta 1958–1962
3 Driss Slaoui 1962–1966
4 Majid Benjelloun 1966–1969
5 Maâti Jorio 1969–1970
6 Badreddine Snoussi 1970–1971
7 Arsalane Jadidi 1971–1974
8 Othman Slimani 1974–1978
9 Mehdi Belmejdoub 1978–1979
10 Fadoul Benzeroual 1979–1986
11 Driss Bamous 1986–1992
12 Houssaine Zemmouri 1992–1995
13 Hosni Benslimane 1995–2009[23]
14 Ali Fassi-Fihri (first term) 2009–2013[24]
15 Fouzi Lekjaa (first term) 2013
16 Ali Fassi-Fihri (second term) 2013–2014
17 Fouzi Lekjaa (second term) 2014–present

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Histoire du Football au Maroc, federation royal marocaine de football
  2. ^ "North Africa to get federation". 2005-02-20. Retrieved 2022-09-28.
  3. ^ "How USA was chosen to host World Cup 94: the inside story of a historic day". the Guardian. 2015-07-04. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  4. ^ Lewis, Michael (2022-07-04). "THE 1994 BID: How the U.S. got the World Cup". Front Row Soccer. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  5. ^ Diaz, Cesar. "United States Supporters: Please Remember the 1994 FIFA World Cup Bid". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  6. ^ "France wins bid for 1998 World Cup". UPI. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  7. ^ Press, The Associated (1992-07-03). "France Gets 1998 World Cup". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  8. ^ "Who won the World Cup in 1998? | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  9. ^ "Moroccan Bid for 2006 World Cup - Alive and Kicking". Al Bawaba. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  10. ^ "Report: Morocco, not S. Africa, won WC vote". ESPN.com. 2015-06-07. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  11. ^ "South Africa wins 2010 World Cup bid". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  12. ^ "South Africa celebrates winning bid for 2010 football World Cup". the Guardian. 2004-05-17. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  13. ^ "Fifa in crisis: 'Morocco won 2010 World Cup vote - not South Africa'". www.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  14. ^ "Le Maroc dépose officiellement sa candidature pour organiser la Coupe du Monde 2026" [Morocco officially submits its bid to organise the 2026 World Cup]. FRMF.ma (in French). Royal Moroccan Football Federation. 11 August 2017.
  15. ^ "9 Stadiums Confirmed in Morocco's 2026 World Cup Candidacy, Amid Doubts of Infrastructure Capabilities". Morocco World News. 22 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Morocco Will Bid Again to Host 2030 World Cup".
  17. ^ a b "Zetchi: Pour une coupe du monde " Algérie-Tunisie-Maroc " en 2030 - Algerie Direct". Archived from the original on 15 June 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  18. ^ "King of Morocco orders country to bid for 2030 World Cup". BBC. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  19. ^ "World Cup 2030: Morocco to bid to host the tournament again after losing out to the United States, Canada & Mexico for 2026 finals". Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  20. ^ "Morocco hopes to bid for 2030 World Cup despite 5th time defeat". 15 June 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Morocco To Bid For 2030 World Cup". Hot Sports TV. 25 July 2018. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  22. ^ "Fifa rejects football elections in Morocco". BBC Sport. November 2013. The Fifa Emergency Committee has decided not to recognise the elections held by the Moroccan (Federation) on 10 November 2013
  23. ^ "Housni Benslimane quitte la présidence". Maghress. April 2009.
  24. ^ "Ali Fassi Fihri takes control of the Moroccan football federation". goal.com. 2009.

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