FIFA supports Portugal, Spain and Morocco bid for the ‘2030 World Cup
Gianni Infantino is expected to express his support in Marrakech this week.
The joint candidacy of Portugal, Spain, and Morocco for the organization of the World Cup of 2030 could receive, this week, a strong supporter. Nothing more, nothing less, than FIFA itself.
Gianni Infantino, the president of the governing body of football, will travel to Marrakech on Tuesday, where he will be speaking in favor of the candidacy.
If confirmed, this could be a significant setback for the British bid, which, in turn, would have the support of UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, who expressed against a possible transcontinental candidacy.
“I am not a supporter of candidacies between confederations. I do not think that’s a good idea. I spoke to the president of the Portuguese Football Federation [Fernando Gomes], and he said that he never even discussed the possibility, “the official began.
“For me, if we want to have the 2030 World Cup in Europe, there should be only one nomination. I do not want Europe to be divided. I am sure you will only have one application. Come on, it’s too early to tell. But Wembley is the biggest stadium in Europe, and, for me, the world, “he added.
Ceferin argues that any kind of candidacy involving more than one confederation – in this case, UEFA and CAF – would go against FIFA statutes, something that Infantino intends to prove to be untrue.