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Spain and Portugal study joint bid for 2030 World Cup without Morocco

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Luis Rubiales, head of the Spanish football federation. / Ph. DR

Spain and Portugal have made a step forward in their joint bid for 2030 World Cup bid, without considering Morocco. The two neighboring countries are analyzing the option of jointly biding to organize the international tournament, Reuters reports.

«After holding several meetings, the soccer federations of Spain and Portugal can confirm that they are set to begin an in-depth analysis of the possibility of presenting a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup», the countries’ federations said in a statement.

«Both federations would like to take this opportunity to state that the governments of both countries have been properly informed about this process, given that they will have a key part to play in its development».

Spain and Portugal's football federations

Visiting Morocco in 2018, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez suggested that the two countries and the Kingdom must consider a joint-bid to host the 2030 World Cup.

Morocco had failed five times to host the competition. In 2018, the dream of hosting the 2026 World Cup was taken away from the North African country by a North-American bid, submitted by the US, Canada and Mexico.

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