The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) confirmed that the 2030 World Cup will be organized by Portugal, Spain and Morocco, starting in South America (one match each for Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay). In a statement, Gianni Infantino, president of the body that governs world football, explained the decision as follows. “In a divided world, FIFA and football are struggling to unite. (…) Two continents – Africa and Europe – united not only in celebrating football but also in promoting a unique cultural and social cohesion. What a great message for peace and tolerance.” By 2030 “We will have a unique global footprint, with three continents – Africa, Europe and South America – and six countries – Argentina, Morocco, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay – welcoming and uniting the world while celebrating “a beautiful match and the centenary of the World Cup,” Infantino said. Moreover, The FIFA Council unanimously agreed that there will be a single candidate made up of these three countries, with Portugal, Spain and Morocco (plus the South American trio) automatically qualifying for the final stage. In 2024, there will be a FIFA Congress, where the final decision will be made on which nomination It will be presented, with all the details.FIFA also adds that given the “historical context” surrounding the centenary, it has also unanimously decided to organize a ceremony to mark this moment in Montevideo, the theater that witnessed the first ever match in the competition, in 1930, as well as three other matches. In Uruguay (specifically in Montevideo), Argentina and Paraguay.
On the other hand, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) called on the Asian Confederation (Asia) and Oceania (Oceania) to apply to organize the 2034 World Cup, according to the logic of continental rotation.
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