Mondialito in Morocco: What you need to know

As announced by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Morocco will be the host country for the next edition of the 2023 Club World Cup, “ Mondialito“, from February 1 to 11, 2023. What are the challenges and benefits for the Kingdom?

This will be the third time that Morocco has organized the Mondialito, after the 2013 editions (Bayern Munich’s victory against Raja in the final) and 2014 (Real Madrid’s coronation), while the last edition of 2022 was held in the Arab Emirates. United.

The announcement was well received in Morocco, which was already happy to see its Atlas Lions reach the semi-finals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, marking the history of our country and Africa.

Considered a footballing nation, Morocco now has the necessary infrastructure to host such a global event, as demonstrated in previous editions. Such an event will allow him to concretize this data, but also to perpetuate the extraordinary publicity carried out by our Lions during the World Cup.

“The condition of stadiums and infrastructure has improved and Morocco is ready to host the FIFA Club World Cup. After the first two experiences, major changes have taken place in the football system in Morocco, and the country has qualified in terms of infrastructure and organizational strength”entrusted to MoroccoLatestNewsthe national technician, Hassan Moumen.

Indeed, according to the expert, if FIFA were not sure of Morocco’s ability to organize such an event, it would not have granted it the organization of the Mondialito, especially since Infantino was often in visit to Morocco and noted the changes made.

A major project related to the rehabilitation of national football has been implemented. The condition of a number of stadiums and their grass has been improved, and most of the stadiums are in good condition and covered with excellent natural grass, particularly in Tangier, Berkane, Kenitra, Fez, Rabat and Marrakech, in more of the Cheikh-Mohamed Laghdaf stadium in Laâyoune. Added to this is the sensational presence of the Moroccan public who appeared in Qatar as a real driving force behind the national team of Qatar, offering the whole world a very beautiful image of the Kingdom.“, Moumen explained.

Let’s come to what it will bring to the country in terms of money! Morocco should make significant benefits in terms of international reputation, since it will be the footballing destination of major international clubs for about two weeks, analyzes economist Mohamed Jedry, noting that 360,000 spectators are expected, and that the Kingdom will certainly make profits.

Indeed, the profits of which the economist speaks consist roughly in the reservations of plane tickets, hotels, restaurants, transport, crafts, tourism, etc., and which he estimated at nearly one billion dirhams.

It should be recalled that FIFA, through the voice of its president Gianni Infantino, formalized, on Friday December 16, the choice of Morocco to host the next Club World Cup during the month of February 1 to 11, 2023.

Taking part in this World Cup will be Wydad Casablanca, reigning African champions, Real Madrid, winners of the European Champions League, Flamengo, who won the Copa Libertadores, Seattle Sounders, winners of the CONCACAF Champions League, and Auckland City winning the OFC Champions League (Oceania).

This Cup will also see the participation of the winner of the Asian Champions League, the final of which will be played next January, as well as the representative of the organizing country.

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