The Moroccan Football Federation has confirmed that Eight Countries will play their November home matches of the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers in Morocco.

Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Niger, Chad, Somalia, and Sao Tome and Principe are the countries that have elected to play their home matches in Morocco when the World Cup qualifiers begin this month.

While the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) said the initiative is part of its partnership and cooperation agreements with a group of African football associations, it has more to do with a lack of approved Stadiums in the said countries.

Several African countries do not have CAF-approved stadiums and have been hosting their home matches away from home, including the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Morocco, who will co-host the 2030 World Cup alongside Spain and Portugal, was in September selected to host the 2025 AFCON and will be using the matches to test some of their venues.

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