Gianni Infantino, president of the International Football Association (FIFA), said in Marrakesh today that there is no legal obstacle to Morocco’s progress along with Spain and Portugal, two from two different continents, to run for the 2030 World Cup. Other federations such as the joint file of Britain or South America represented in the trio, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
The same spokesman said during a press conference on the sidelines of the International Federation for the Development of World Football that the selection of the organizing country for the World Cup 2030 will be four years later, saying, “This means that we have time to think and study all files submitted for this purpose. Many unions are interested in this event, which means there is confidence in the FIFA Foundation.”
The President of FIFA did not give his own opinion on the expected file for the Morocco, Spain and Portugal trio, preferring to maintain the same distance between him and the countries wishing to host the event. The president of the European Football Federation, Countries from Europe and others from abroad, calling on the member states of the European Union of the game to run with countries within Europe or to stand alone.
As for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, and the possibility of raising the number of participating teams from 32 to 48 from this version, the same spokesman said, that the “UEFA” will not take any decision in this regard only in agreement with Qatar, noting at the same time that ” Many applications from Member States for the application of the amendment beginning in 2022″.
“The ideal solution for this is to include other countries neighboring Qatar in the organization and give them some games, so as not to increase pressure on the main future,” said Infantino, adding that the final decision may take place in March in Italy on the sidelines of the third round of the executive summit of FIFA or in next June.