Poste Moroc, the national postal service of Morocco, recently unveiled a stamp supporting the North African country’s 2026 World Cup bid.
The stamp, which was unveiled on April 17, has a denomination of nine Moroccan dirhams (about $1.25 Cdn.) and is available in all Al Barid Bank agencies, Moroccan post offices and online at philatelie.ma.
The stamp’s design is inspired by a mixture of traditional Moroccan culture and its more modern elements: an ancient medina doors mingles with renderings of Morocco’s new high-speed LGV train and traditional instruments alike.
FIFA WORLD CUP
As it geared up for the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Moscow hosted a meeting of the FIFA Council yesterday. FIFA’s strategic body decided on a number of important competition matters, chief of which was another key step in the bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Following the publication of the Bid Evaluation Report by the 2026 Bid Evaluation Task Force, the FIFA Council designated the two bids—the one jointly submitted by the Canadian Soccer Association, the Mexican Football Association and the U.S. Soccer Federation as well as the one submitted by the Moroccan Football Association—to be voted on by the 68th FIFA Congress.
On June 13, the FIFA Congress will determine whether to award the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup to one of the two candidates. In the event that the 68th FIFA Congress decides not to choose either of the candidates, FIFA will then launch a new procedure by inviting all member associations—except the four that are taking part in the current process—to submit a bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.