King Mohammed VI of Morocco has announced his country is joining forces with their neighbours from across the Mediterranean, Spain, and Portugal to host the 2030 World Cup.
The king’s revelation was made in Kigali, Rwanda, in a speech read by education and sports minister Chakib Benmousa at a Confederation of African Football (CAF) ceremony that offered the king its outstanding achievement award.
“I would like to announce that the Kingdom of Morocco has decided, together with Spain and Portugal, to present a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup,” the King’s statement said.
Morocco, who have made five unsuccessful world cup hosting bids hosted last month’s Club World Cup, last year’s African Women’s Cup of Nations, the 2018 African Cup of Nations, and the 2019 African Games.
Meanwhile, South American nations Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, and Uruguay also confirmed their joint bid.
South Africa was the first and last African nation to host the World Cup finals (2010).