Morocco officially applied for the organization of the 2030 Football World Cup with Portugal and Spain on Tuesday March 14.
In a letter written by King Mohammed VI and read at the 73rd FIFA Congress in Rwanda on Tuesday, Morocco joined Spain and Portugal in bidding to host the 2030 World Cup.
While Ukraine finally withdrew from the project, it is therefore the Cherifian kingdom, which reached the semi-finals of the last World Cup in Qatar, which takes its place.
“By honoring Africa during the last World Cup in Qatar, Moroccan football also honored these values of perseverance, self-sacrifice and self-transcendence,” we can read.
MOROCCO JOINS SPAIN AND PORTUGAL FOR A JOINT BID FOR THE 2030 WORLD CUP! pic.twitter.com/1JXtBfqPkY
— Yacine Abeka (@AbekaYacine) March 14, 2023
“I am announcing before your assembly that the Kingdom of Morocco has decided, with Spain and Portugal, to present a joint candidacy to host the 2030 World Cup. (…) It will be a united candidacy around the better on both sides, and the demonstration of an alliance of genius, creativity, experience and means (between the African, Arab and Euro-Mediterranean worlds)”, then wrote the Moroccan sovereign.
In the past, Morocco had applied in 1998, 2006 and 2010. Without success.
Facing the trio which is only separated by about fifteen kilometers by the Strait of Gibraltar, only a South American quartet has formalized its candidacy at the moment: Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile.
For its part, Saudi Arabia has indicated that it is interested in a bid with Greece and Egypt.