Morocco, Portugal, and Spain will host the 2030 FIFA World Cup tournament as joint hosts.
The FIFA Congress, which met on Wednesday evening, unanimously agreed to award the tournament to three Mediterranean neighbors who will qualify automatically from the existing slot allocation as hosts.
In marking the centenary celebration ceremony of the FIFA World Cup, which was inaugurated in 2030 in Montevideo, Uruguay, the first three matches of the 2030 tournament will be held in Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay, respectively.
“In a divided world, FIFA and football are uniting,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino. “The FIFA Council, representing the entire world of football, unanimously agreed to celebrate the centenary of the FIFA World Cup, whose first edition was played in Uruguay in 1930, in the most appropriate way.
As a result, a celebration will take place in South America and three South American countries – Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay – will organise one match each of the FIFA World Cup 2030. The first of these three matches will of course be played at the stadium where it all began, in Montevideo’s mythical Estádio Centenário, precisely to celebrate the centenary edition of the FIFA World Cup.”
“The FIFA Council also agreed unanimously that the only bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2030 will be the joint bid of Morocco, Portugal and Spain,” the FIFA President added. “Two continents – Africa and Europe – united not only in a celebration of football but also in providing unique social and cultural cohesion. What a great message of peace, tolerance and inclusion.
“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,” the FIFA President concluded.
Morocco becomes the second African country to stage the global football tournament Bonanza after South Africa in 2010.
Morocco began construction of an ultramodern stadium in Casablanca with over 80,000 capacity since they announced their joint bid with Spain, Portugal, and Spain.
The 2030 FIFA World Cup will consist of 48 teams, similar to the 2026 tournament, which will be held jointly by the USA, Mexico, and Canada.