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Morocco, Portugal, Spain sole candidate to host World Cup 2030 in joint bid

October 4, 2023 at 7:07 pm

FIFA President Gianni Infantino looks on holding the FIFA Club World Cup trophy on February 11, 2023 [Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images]

Spain, Portugal and Morocco joined to be the only bidder to host the 2030 World Cup as the three nations will host matches, FIFA confirmed Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reports.

“The FIFA Council unanimously agreed that the sole candidacy will be the combined bid of Morocco, Portugal and Spain, which will host the event in 2030 and qualify automatically from the existing slot allocation subject to the completion of a successful bidding process conducted by FIFA and a decision by the FIFA Congress in 2024,” it said.

FIFA said the FIFA Council unanimously agreed to host a unique centenary celebration ceremony in Uruguay’s capital of Montevideo and three matches in Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay, respectively.

FIFA’s President, Gianni Infantino, 53, said the first of the three matches will be held in Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario, which hosted the majority of matches during the first World Cup in 1930.

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