Morocco, Portugal, Spain host FIFA World Cup in 2030

6 months ago

The FIFA Executive Council has unanimously agreed that the sole candidacy for the FIFA World Cup in 2023 will be the combined bid of Morocco, Portugal, and Spain which will host the event.

The three countries qualify automatically from the existing slot allocation subject to the completion of a successful bidding process conducted by FIFA and a decision by the FIFA Congress in 2024.

Additionally, having taken into account the historical context of the first-ever FIFA World Cup in Uruguay, the FIFA Council further unanimously agreed to host a unique centenary celebration ceremony in the country’s capital, Montevideo, where the first ever FIFA World Cup took place in 1930, as well as three World Cup matches in Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay respectively.

The next edition of the FIFA World Cup will take place in Mexico, Canada and the United States of America after Qatar became the first country in the Gulf to host the tournament in 2022.