Former FIFA boss Blatter says Morocco should host 2026 World Cup over U.S.

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter isn't cool with the idea of the United States, Mexico and Canada co-hosting the 2026 World Cup, instead favoring a return to Africa with Morocco being his pick. 

Blatter, banned from FIFA for corruption in 2015 after a U.S.-led FBI probe led to his ouster, tweeted on Thursday that because FIFA rejected co-bids up until 2018, that Morocco is now the logical choice.

After the 2002 World Cup, which was the only jointly hosted Cup in South Korea and Japan, FIFA went back to single bids, but the 2026 World Cup is much different. Considering there will be 48 different teams, 16 more than normal, co-hosting bids make more sense than ever with more matches and more fans. 

But Blatter, of course, feels as if Morocco would be better suited than the North American trio to host for who knows why. Now, this probably isn't going to help much of anything for the African country. Getting a blessing from the disgraced former president is like receiving a letter of recommendation from Charlie Sheen -- probably does more harm than good. 

The trio bid is still the heavy favorite to win the rights to host the World Cup, but it seems as if Blatter is doing what he can to try and get the cup back to Africa.

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