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Infantino to visit the Kingdom ahead of possible World Cup bid

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will visit Morocco in January to take part in the first session of FIFA’s Executive Committee Symposium and will look to review the possible World Cup bid of the country, Portugal and Spain.
In November, Spain proposed a bid during the visit of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to Morocco.
In a press conference with Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, Sanchez said that the bid would unite peoples from two continents.
 “We are launching a joint message, which is that this will be a bid between two continents. The King of Morocco is receptive and we’re going to work on it with Portugal. We are very excited about it,” said Sanchez.
Morocco, however, has not officially decided whether it will submit a solo or a joint bid with the European countries.
According to a statement, the FIFA committee will discuss the “so-called continental rotation law to boost the Ibero-Moroccan candidacy to [host] the 2030 World Cup.”
The committee will also discuss the expansion of the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams in Qatar.
Infantino already announced that he prefers joint bids for the World Cup after the North American United 2026 World Cup bid defeated Morocco’s bid in June.

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