Morocco are hoping for sixth time lucky bidding to host the World Cup, and may succeed having partnered with Spain and Portugal in aiming for the 2030 finals.
Morocco to bid for World Cup 2030 with Spain, Portugal
King Mohammed VI of Morocco has announced his country are to make a bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup, joining forces with their neighbours from across the Mediterranean, Spain and Portugal.
They would be the second African nation to host the finals after South Africa in 2010, but will face strong opposition from a South American bid, and possibly a Saudi Arabian-led coalition featuring Greece and Egypt.
Morocco, a regular bidder for the finals, had originally planned to go it alone. The Iberian pair, meanwhile, had first planned a joint bid. In October last year they expanded it to include Ukraine, a geographically ambitious move but one with obvious political aspects.
Now the three nations have made the logical choice to combine bids leaving Ukraine to concentrate on repelling Russia’s invasion and subsequently rebuilding.