The World Cup’s most puzzling abbreviation explained: Why Morocco is listed as ‘MAR’ on all match fixtures in Qatar
Most of the nations competing at the World Cup in Qatar have basic abbreviations which make them easy to identify on the pitch.
The likes of Brazil (BRA) and England (ENG) spring to mind.
But when it comes to North African country Morocco, plenty of supporters have been bemused given their country’s name has been shortened to MAR.
There’s a simple reason: colonial intervention.
While Morocco is the country’s English name, the…