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Will Morocco, Spain and Portugal submit a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup ?

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The president of the FRMF, Fouzi Lekjaa and the president of FREF Luis Manuel Rubiales in Rabat. /Ph.DR

The front-page topic of the press conference held in Rabat by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (FREF) was a possible joint bid by Morocco and Spain to host the 2030 World Cup.

The main topic of the conference was, however, dedicated to the Spanish Super cup in Tangier, scheduled Sunday, August the 12th.

Speaking during the conference, FREF President, Luis Manuel Rubiales told the Spanish news agency EFE : «We will work on everything we can to improve our cooperation, but we are proceeding step by step (...) This cooperation starts today but will last for many years.»

This response remains opaque, but it suggests that there is a desire to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the football field. On the other hand, sources within Rubiales’ cabinet revealed to EFE that «the project of this joint bid is in the process of discussion», and for that, «we call for cooperation and a common future».

For the record, the International Football Federation (FIFA) opposed the idea of a joint candidacy suggested by Morocco and Spain, arguing that the two countries are not on the same continent.

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