2030 FIFA World Cup: A Possible Joint Bid Between Morocco, Spain And Portugal

2030 FIFA World Cup

After its failure to host the 2026 FIFA  world Cup, Morocco is now discussing the opportunity to apply for a joint bid with Spain and Portugal to host the 2026 edition.

“I made the proposal – first to the government then King Mohammed VI – to launch a joint bid to organize the 2030 FIFA World Cup between Morocco, Spain and Portugal “, said Spanish prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in his visit this week to Rabat.

“We are very excited about this joint bid between two continents. We are going to work on it with Portugal. I think it will be very competitive and we are happy” he added.

While Morocco and Portugal have never organised the FIFA World Cup, Spain hosted this flagship competition once in 1982.

2030 FIFA World Cup

Morocco which is five times unfortunate candidate (in 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010 and 2026), hopes to become the second country on the African continent, after South Africa in 2010, to host a World Cup.

The North African country has already  announced its decision  to compete for the 2030 world cup, without mentioning the possibility of a joint application.

This possible joint bid will for sure face other competitive bids as in the case of Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay.

Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia are also considering a joint bid to organize the competition, along with the United Kingdom -Ireland.

Jalal Bounouar
Jalal Bounouar is a Moroccan teacher, researcher and writer. Jalal has always been interested in journalism and writing since he was a student. He earned a Masters Degree in Applied Language Studies and Research with an MA thesis on the language of media and journalism. He has contributed to different writing projects for a variety of international magazines and news websites. Jalal writes about politics, trade, education, culture, sports and more.