YallaVamos/ 2030 FIFA World Cup: “for football, for the world, for tomorrow”,

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The joint dossier of Morocco, Portugal and Spain has been revealed, presenting their advanced plans to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

During a media event held this Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at the headquarters of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) at the Cidade do Futebol in Oeiras, representatives of the Bid Committee gave an overview of what the organization of the FIFA World Cup for their countries and for international football.

With a view to building a tournament “for football, for the world, for tomorrow”, the signature of the bid is YallaVamos, representing the aim of actively growing the game across the world.

A successful bid would see the FIFA World Cup take place on two continents for the first time in its century-old history. In this context, a particular emphasis is placed by the candidacy on the rapprochement between civilizations, by offering a welcoming environment to visitors from all backgrounds and by leaving a lasting legacy in the areas of sustainability, innovation, investment and social impact.

The strengths of the bid were detailed throughout the event, including modern football infrastructure, short travel times and the host countries’ intense passion for football.
The bid also announced its first ambassadors, including a football legend from each nation – Luis Figo, Andrés Iniesta and Nourredine Naybet – as well as leading players from the current men’s and women’s national teams: Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolores Silva, Álvaro Morata , Irene Paredes, Achraf Hakimi, Yassine Bounou and Ghizlane Chebbak. Emmanuel Adebayor was also presented as the bid’s ambassador for Africa.

In accordance with the FIFA Bid Regulations, the next step in the process is the formal submission of the candidacy in July 2024. The final decision on the host country for the 2030 FIFA World Cup must be made by a vote of the Congress of FIFA in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Reflecting on the event, Portuguese Football Federation President Fernando Gomes said: “We are determined that our bid places the fans at the heart of the event, so it is important that we are open about our values ​​and that we involve all parts of our countries and the world. 101 FIFA World Cup matches will take place in our countries in 2030, but the impact of the tournament can and will be much more lasting. That’s our goal.”

For his part, the President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, Fouzi Lekjaa added: “Today marks an important step in the historic candidacy of our three countries according to the enlightened Vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI that God Assist. By working together on a daily basis with our Portuguese and Spanish partners, we demonstrate the value of our collaboration and teamwork; We are convinced that the world of football will benefit from it as a whole. »

For his part, Fernando Sanz, member of the Bid Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, recalled that Spain organized a FIFA World Cup in 1982; and that today, 42 years later, the country “joins two neighboring countries to create a World Cup that will have an impact for generations to come.” We want to mark the future with a unique World Cup. With modern facilities for players and fans, a compact tournament with short travel times, we are sure that fans will enjoy a unique experience in our three countries.”

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