FIFA Has Now Decided On The Bidding And Hosting Of The 2030 And 2034 World Cups

FIFA President Gianni Infantino

The 2030™ and 2034 FIFA World Cups are set to join the world in one of a kind global celebration, with Morocco, Portugal and Spain making a joint bid to host it.

Following broad discussion with all confederations and given the significance of marking 100 Years of the FIFA World Cup™, the FIFA Committee took key decision corresponding to the bidding and hosting of the Centennial edition of the FIFA World Cup in 2030 during its meeting held by videoconference from the Home of FIFA.

In 2030, the FIFA World Cup will join three continents and six nations, welcoming the whole world to participate in the festival of the lovely game, the Century and the FIFA World Cup itself.

The FIFA Council consistently agreed that the sole candidacy will be the combined bid of Morocco, Portugal, and Spain, which will host the event in 2030 and qualify automatically from the existing slot allocation subject to the completion of a successful bidding process conducted by FIFA and a decision by the FIFA Congress in 2024.

Moreover, having considered the verifiable setting of the very first FIFA World Cup, the FIFA Council further collectively consented to host a novel century celebration ceremony in Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, where the very first FIFA World Cup occurred in 1930, as well as three World Cup matches in Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay separately.

“In a divided world, FIFA and football are uniting. The FIFA Council, representing the entire world of football, unanimously agreed to celebrate the centenary of the FIFA World Cup, whose first edition was played in Uruguay in 1930, in the most appropriate way. As a result, a celebration will take place in South America and three South American countries – Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay – will organise one match each of the FIFA World Cup 2030. The first of these three matches will of course be played at the stadium where it all began, in Montevideo’s mythical Estádio Centenário, precisely to celebrate the centenary edition of the FIFA World Cup”– FIFA President Gianni Infantino said.

“The FIFA Council also agreed unanimously that the only bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2030 will be the joint bid of Morocco, Portugal and Spain,” the FIFA President added. “Two continents – Africa and Europe – united not only in a celebration of football but also in providing unique social and cultural cohesion. What a great message of peace, tolerance and inclusion.

“In 2030, we will have a unique global footprint, three continents – Africa, Europe and South America – six countries – Argentina, Morocco, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay – welcoming and uniting the world while celebrating together the beautiful game, the centenary and the FIFA World Cup,” the FIFA President concluded.

It was additionally agreed that in accordance with the standard of confederation revolution and of getting the most ideal hosting conditions for the competitions, the bidding processes for both the 2030 and 2034 editions be led simultaneously, with FIFA member association from the regions of the AFC and the OFC invited to bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2034™.

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The minimum hosting requirements, as previously approved by the FIFA Council on 23 June 2023 in respect of the FIFA World Cup 2030, will also form the basis of this bidding process, with the hosts to be appointed in a separate FIFA Congress.

The FIFA Council approved the Bidding Regulations for both editions of the FIFA World Cup.

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