Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter/AFP

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes Morocco should win the bid to host the 2016 World Cup.

Morocco are up against a united proposal of Canada, USA and Mexico and with the vote set to be decided on Wednesday, they are both fighting to stage the biggest World Cup ever with 48 teams playing 80 matches over 34 days.

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Ahead of the vote Blatter, who is serving a six-year ban from football for approving a £1.3m payment to Michel Platini in 2011, has had his say on who he thinks would be the best choice.

“Morocco would be the logical host and still is. This is because at this certain time in FIFA we have taken a decision that we do not accept any longer a double or even a triple bid.

“After the results and experience we saw in 2002 when we had Korea and Japan hosting the World Cup. It was a nightmare,”  Blatter, who was president of FIFA for 17 years, said.

Moncef Belkhayat, of Morocco’s 2026 bid team, feels their offer would mean a more inclusive tournament rather than for “rich people” with the North America bid.

This is the fifth time the African country have bid to host the world’s biggest football tournament.