"I don't see how I cannot vote for a country near us. Africa has only had one World Cup in its history. That's not a lot. Morocco is ready even if it doesn't have the means of its rivals. France has
only one vote but perhaps it will be a boost for Europe to choose Morocco."
-- Noel Le Graet
, president of the French soccer federation, confirming that his federation will vote
for Morocco over the United 2026 bid for the hosting rights to the 2026 World Cup. France will host the USA in a friendly in Lyon on June 9, four days before FIFA's 211 members are slated to pick the