Moroccan diplomacy has begun to promote the proposal for the organization of the 2030 World Cup jointly with Spain and Portugal, after the President of the International Federation of Football said that there is no legal impediment to prevent the submission of countries from different continents the file of its official nomination.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, said that “the idea of presenting a joint Moroccan-Spanish-Portuguese nomination for the organization of the 2030 World Cup is a catalyst in Mediterranean space” within the framework of the 15th Symposium of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the 5 + 5 Dialogue Countries of the Western Mediterranean.
It comprises 5 + 5 countries in the Western Mediterranean, operates under the umbrella of the European Union, deals with issues of economic partnership, development and security in the region, regulating migration and preventing illegal migration.
Five plus five include five European countries – Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Malta – and the five Arab Maghreb Union countries.
The Moroccan government, according to its official spokesman, commented on a question about organizing a joint World Cup with the two countries referred to: “when the decision will be announced”; but it seems that the idea is now officially launched at a meeting involving the States concerned, Spain and Portugal, to Morocco side.
The issue of organizing a World Cup from the Spanish side during the visit of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to Morocco months ago, he announced that he proposed to the Kingdom’s officials, led by King Mohammed VI, the two countries in addition to Portugal a joint bid to host the World Cup Foot in 2030.
According to international reports, Sanchez made the remarks after receiving him in Rabat by King Mohammed VI that he first proposed the proposal to his counterpart Saad Eddine ElOthmani, before discussing with the King of Morocco.
The Spanish official said: “It will be the first time to submit a nomination that brings together two continents, Europe and Africa, and King Mohammed VI welcomed this proposal.”
Morocco announced last June its intention to submit a bid to host the World Cup in 2030, after losing the World Cup in 2026 for a joint file between the United States of America, Canada and Mexico.