The three football federations historic joint-bid for the 2030 World Cup was confirmed.

The three football federations of Morocco-Portugal-Spain successful historic joint-bid for the 2030 World Cup – FIFA/Allsportspk

Morocco, Portugal and Spain’s joint bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2030 has been confirmed by the FIFA Council. The Council also unanimously agreed to host a centenary celebration ceremony in Montevideo-Uruguay’s capital, where during 1930 the first-ever FIFA World Cup was hosted. In the first edition a total of 13 nations – Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, France, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, USA, Uruguay and Yugoslavia, whereas there will be 48 teams eyeing for glory in 2030.

The tournament hosts Morocco, Portugal and Spain and Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay, as hosts of the centenary celebration, will automatically qualify. However, subject to the completion of a successful bidding process of FIFA and the formal decision by the FIFA Congress in 2024.

The FIFA President stated “In 2030, we will have a unique global footprint, three continents – Africa, Europe and South America – six countries – Argentina, Morocco, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay – welcoming and uniting the world while celebrating together the beautiful game, the centenary and the FIFA World Cup.”