If successful, Morocco will be the first country to host tournament games in North Africa. The kingdom has previously unsuccessfully claimed the world championship five times.
Ukraine was excluded from a joint bid with Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. Morocco will take Ukraine’s place at the world’s biggest football forum. About this on Tuesday, March 14, reported SkyNews journalist Rob Harris, and Athletic.
As you know, Morocco’s application to host the 2026 World Cup was rejected due to the fact that the country could not allocate the necessary amount for the competition. But together with Spain and Portugal, the Africans will be able to host the Mundial.
This is Morocco’s sixth attempt to host the contest. If successful, Morocco will be the first country to host tournament games in North Africa.
Spain and Portugal join Ukraine in applying for the tournament in October. The idea is supported by UEFA. However, later the EU countries began to consider the option of replacing Ukraine with Morocco due to the situation with the President of the UAF, Andriy Pavelko. He was suspected of fraud and money laundering during the construction of an artificial turf factory for football fields. But the final decision was made against the backdrop of the ongoing active conflict in Ukraine.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Greece (joint bid), as well as Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay (joint bid) will also compete for the right to host the championship.
The hosts of the 2030 World Cup will be chosen at the 74th FIFA Congress in 2024.
Ukraine last year applied to host the 2030 World Cup along with the football federations of Spain and Portugal.
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