2030 World Cup: Morocco-Spain-Portugal Bid on ‘Right Track’ (Spanish Secretary of State)

”The bid is on the right track, the federations involved are in contact and the Spanish government is committed and pushing as best it can,” Francos told the press.

”The most important is that we have the best offer and that we have a good chance of winning the bid to host the 2030 World Cup”, the Spanish official underlined.

In this regard, he recalled that acting president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, held a meeting, this week, with FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, to express the government’s support for this bid.

At the end of this meeting, Sanchez said that the joint Morocco-Spain-Portugal bid was a “solid and ambitious project”, adding that “Spain is working with Portugal and Morocco on a solid bid for the 2030 World Cup”.

HM King Mohammed VI announced Morocco’s joint bid with Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 World Cup on March 14 in Kigali, in a message to mark the presentation of the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Outstanding Achievement Award-2022.

This joint bid, unprecedented in the history of football, will be the junction between Africa and Europe, between the north and south of the Mediterranean, and between the African, Arab and Euro-Mediterranean worlds, the Sovereign noted.

HM the king stressed that this bid would be one of bringing together the best from each side, and demonstrating an alliance of genius, creativity, experience and resources.

The tripartite Spain-Morocco-Portugal Commission bidding to host the 2030 World Cup held its first meeting last weekend in Madrid. The next meeting will take place on October 4 in Rabat, in the presence of the presidents of the three federations.

The joint Portugal-Spain-Morocco bid to host the 2030 Football World Cup is "on the right track", Spanish Secretary of State for Sports and President of the Higher Sports Council, Víctor Francos Díaz, said on Thursday.

22 September 2023