Pre-CHAN tournament favorites Morocco whipped 10-man Nigeria 4-0 to win the competition. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
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Morocco were near-flawless hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), which ended at the weekend, confirming they are creditable candidates to stage the 2026 World Cup.The 2026 World Cup will be the first featuring 48 countries – up from the current 32 – and any serious slip-ups by Morocco in the 16-nation CHAN would have sent damaging signals.Weather will not be an issue should Morocco be awarded the 2026 World Cup as the tournament is traditionally staged during June and July – hot months in the kingdom.Morocco have not officially named their proposed World Cup venues, but the four CHAN stadiums are sure to be in the list.
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