Morocco, Portugal and Spain officially sign the bid agreement to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup

Casablanca – The Football Federations of Morocco, Portugal and Spain officially signed, on Wednesday, the bidding agreement for the organization of the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

The signing of the candidacy agreement is a commitment of the three Football Federations to respect the rules and the framework governing the candidacy process, indicates the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) in a press release published on its website, noting that The document also offers guidance on key technical aspects of the application, such as its promotion and assessment criteria.

“The Moroccan, Portuguese and Spanish Football Federations will now work more closely than ever to develop a bid that will enable the FIFA World Cup to exceed all expectations,” specifies the FRMF, adding that “ By sharing their vision and outlook for the tournament last month, the Unions expressed their intention to deliver a tournament that strengthens the legacy of the FIFA World Cup, develops football and will have a significant impact around the world entire”.

With the 2030 FIFA World Cup marking the centenary of the first edition of the tournament, the same source continues, “special efforts will be made to ensure that the tournament serves as a model for the next 100 years”.

“This includes host countries showcasing their unique cultures to foster collaboration between Europe, Africa and the rest of the world, while ensuring that the event is sustainable, friendly and inclusive for supporters of all ages and backgrounds,” the press release said.

During the signing of the bid agreement, the President of the Portuguese Football Federation, Mr. Fernando Gomes indicated that the signing of the bid agreement represents “a historic moment for our Federations and for football in our three country”.

“Today we celebrate everyone who made this moment possible, and starting tomorrow we work to develop a bid and tournament plan that will impress football fans around the world and the organization of a tournament which will be a unique new experience for all football fans around the world,” he noted.

For his part, the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, Mr. Fouzi Lekjaa stressed that “thanks to the vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI that God Assists him, football in Morocco is developing like never before, since the grassroots up to our national teams”. “Joining forces with Portugal and Spain to create a revolutionary FIFA World Cup that will forever mark the history of world football. Together we will make history. The first transcontinental men’s FIFA World Cup. The first to be organized in two continents and three countries. And only the second on the entire African continent. Our impact can be phenomenal because our 2030 World Cup will be a footballing event that will mark a new turning point,” said Mr. Lekjaa.

The President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, Mr. Pedro Rocha, for his part, declared that “we are very grateful for the confidence that FIFA has shown in our vision so far (…) and we look forward to to work together in the coming months”.

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