Why is Morocco MAR at the World Cup 2022

It wasn’t a typo on the broadcast of the World Cup, the Moroccan abbreviation is ‘MAR’ and it confused some fans. Here is the explanation.

WASHINGTON — As Morocco tries to make World Cup history, many viewers watching this year’s tournament have been curious as to why the country is listed as “MAR” on match broadcasts. .

The reason is actually quite simple. While most scoreboard acronyms, also known as FIFA codes, come from the first three letters of a country’s name in English, there are exceptions. Morocco is one of those exceptions.

Why is Morocco ‘MAR’?

While the English name of the country is Morocco, it is called Morocco in French.

According to a 2018 report from Slate, although the country’s official languages ​​are Arabic and Tamazight, French continues to have a position of power there as a retainer from colonial times. .

Morocco isn’t the only team at the World Cup with a country code that differs from that English standard.

Other acronyms that stand out in 2022 include Spain called “ESP”, Saudi Arabia abbreviated “KSA” (for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and South Korea known as “KOR”.

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After their teams were knocked out of the first World Cup in the Middle East, many Qatar, Saudi and Tunisian fans in Doha are now regrouping behind Morocco – the last Arab team to leave the World Cup. first held in the Middle East.

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A win for Morocco over Spain on Tuesday will mean the country’s first trip to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Edmund DeMarche

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