Spain, Portugal and Morocco have planned to jointly host the 2030 World Cup if their bid is successful.

This follows an announcement made by the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, during a meeting with Morocco’s king, Mohammed VI on Monday, November 19, 2018.

The prime minister revealed that a proposal was sent to the government then to King Mohammed VI to launch a shared application with Morocco, Portugal and Spain to host the 2030 World Cup.

He said, “It will be the first time the two continents will bid for such an application.”

King Mohammed VI welcomed the proposal warmly and agreed to support the deal.

Background

Morocco has failed five times to bring the tournament to the southern shores of the Mediterranean, with the United States, Canada and Mexico most recently beating it.

2030 World Cup bids

The Africa-Europe World Cup bid is likely to face stiff competition from other European and South American bids.

Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay have proposed a bid to coordinate the 2030 event, which will mark 100 years since the first tournament.

Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia are also considering a joint bid, so as the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

The official bidding process is set to be in the year 2020.