The announcement of the interest of the Portuguese, Spanish and Moroccan football federations in hosting and organizing the final stage of the 2030 World Cup was delivered on Monday to the headquarters of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) in Zurich, Switzerland. Spain and Morocco have been handed over to FIFA officials who will oversee the bidding process for the 2030 World Cup, the Portuguese Football Federation announced. The document is delivered two days after the presidents of the Portuguese Federations (FPF), Fernando Gomez, the Spanish Federations (RFEF), Pedro Rocha, and the Moroccan Federations (FRMF), Fozi Lekja, officially signed their signature, in a ceremony held at the European Union headquarters. Mohammed VI Complex in Rabat. The submission of the official letter of intent was the first official step towards the joint nomination of Portugal, Spain and Morocco, which will bring together countries from two continents for the first time, and FIFA had already announced them as the only eligible country on 4 October. .
The 2030 World Cup will be divided in an unprecedented way between six countries, with the dispute being reinforced between three matches in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, in celebration of the centenary of the competition whose inaugural edition was held on Uruguay in 2030. 1930.
So far, the only joint world championships have been organized by South Korea and Japan, in 2002, and the next edition, scheduled for 2026, will be the first to include three countries, including Canada, Mexico and the United States.
The Estadio da Luz, with a capacity of about 65,000, the Estadio José Alvalade, both in Lisbon, and the Estadio do Dragao, in Porto, these two stadiums with a capacity of about 50,000, are the only national stadiums compatible with the World Cup. FIFA requirements for hosting World Cup matches.
Portugal is participating for the first time in organizing the World Cup finals, after hosting the 2004 European Championship, while Spain organized Euro 1964 and the 1982 World Cup, and Morocco did not host the African Cup of Nations until 1988, a condition that will be repeated in 2018 and 2025.
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