Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Morocco joins Spain and Portugal in the bid for the 2030 World Cup

Morocco will join the candidacy made up of Spain and by Portugal to host the World Cup in 2030confirmed this Tuesday the king of the African country, Mohammed VI.

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“I announce before your assembly that the Kingdom of Morocco has decided, with Spain and Portugalsubmit a joint candidacy to host the 2030 World Cup″, announced the Moroccan monarch in a message on the occasion of the presentation of the Award of Excellence of the African Football Confederation (CAF) read by the Minister of Education and Sports, Chakib Benmoussa.

Mohammed VI stressed that it will be a candidacy “unprecedented in the history of soccer”. “This common candidacy will be that of the conjunction: between Africa and Europe, between the north and south of the Mediterranean, and between the African, Arab and Euro-Mediterranean worlds. It will also be a commitment to unite the best of both sides, and the demonstration of an alliance of genius, creativity, experience and means”, he indicated.

In November 2018, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchezconfirmed after a trip to Rabat that he had offered Morocco enter the joint candidacy from Spain and Portugalan offer that the African country rejected at the time.

On February 14, the FIFA Council approved the calendar for the election of the 2030 World Cup, whose headquarters will be designated in an extraordinary congress of the organization in September 2024 and in which the main rival of the candidacy promoted by the Spanish, Portuguese and Moroccan federations is the joint project of the conmebol.

This project is made up of Argentinacurrent world champion in the last edition in Qatar, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile, and its strongest point is the celebration of the centenary of the first world championship in Uruguay in 1930.

Until then, the FIFA will publish the specifications in June of this 2023. Between September of this year and April 2024, the candidacy dossiers will be prepared, which will be analyzed and evaluated between May and September, the month in which FIFA will decide if Spain does it house or not its second world after the ‘Naranjito’ in 1982.


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