Spain’s Acting Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, stressed that Morocco’s joint bid with Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup is a “solid and ambitious” project.
Following a meeting in New York on September 19 with the President of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, Sánchez stated in a tweet that “Spain is working with Portugal and Morocco on a solid bid for the 2030 World Cup.”
The Spanish official stressed that this bid is an “ambitious project that conveys positive values,” adding that everyone is “working with a clear idea in mind: football is a sport with a global reach that can transmit positive social values.”
It should be recalled that His Majesty King Mohammed VI had announced Morocco’s joint bid with Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 World Cup on March 14 in Kigali, in a message on the occasion of the presentation of the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Outstanding Achievement Award-2022.
His Majesty the King noted that this joint bid, unprecedented in the history of football, will narrow the gap between Africa and Europe, the north and south of the Mediterranean, and the African, Arab, and Euro-Mediterranean worlds.
The Sovereign also stressed that this candidacy will be that of gathering around the best on both sides, and the demonstration of an alliance of brilliance, innovation, expertise, and resources.
The tripartite Spain-Morocco-Portugal Commission bidding to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup held its first meeting on September 17 in Madrid. The Commission’s next meeting will take place on October 4 in Rabat, in the presence of the presidents of the Moroccan, Spanish, and Portuguese Football Federations.