Morocco will bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, according to a government official.
This comes days after losing the 2026 World Cup bidding rights to the "United Bid" of the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Speaking to a local television station, 2M, Rachid Talbi Alami, Minister of Youth and Sport, said the country's leader, King Mohammed VI, has asked the ministry to file the country's bid for the 2030 Mundial.
"On instruction from HM the King, we will file our candidacy to host the 2030 World Cup", he said.
Alami also praised the Morocco 2026 bidding team, stating that the country's bid had received praise from football stakeholders.
He said, "The work done by the 2026 committee has been qualified by all serious and credible."
Morocco had 65 votes for the 2026 World Cup voting process which took place in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, while the United bid received 134 votes.