Morocco won after Algeria and Zambia withdrew, as well as a joint offer from Benin and Nigeria, ahead of a vote by the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Cairo on Wednesday.

Morocco was a strong candidate, and this decision will be a boost to its hopes of hosting the 2030 World Cup, in a joint file with Portugal and Spain.

This is the second time Morocco has hosted Africa's most popular sporting event, nearly 4 decades after the previous time in 1988.

On the other hand, the trio of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania won the right to host the 2027 edition of the tournament, which will be the first edition to be held in 3 countries.