Morocco, Spain, Portugal to make joint 2030 World Cup bid – King says
Morocco will team up with Spain and Portugal in a joint bid to organize the 2030 World Cup, said King Mohammed VI.
This came in a Royal message read out by education and sports minister at a ceremony in Kigali during which accolades were offered to the King of Morocco and Rwanda’s president for their outstanding contributions to develop African football.
“I would like to announce that the Kingdom of Morocco has decided, together with Spain and Portugal, to submit a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup,” the King said in the message.
“This unprecedented bid in the history of football will link Africa and Europe, the northern and southern Mediterranean and the African, Arab and Euro Mediterranean worlds,” he said.
The King reiterated his belief in the potential of African youth adding that the CAF award is a recognition for the “choices that I took to offer conditions propitious for unlocking and developing potential because football is not a mere sport but a fruit of effort and steady work.”
Morocco’s football success during the latest World Cup was a result of forward-looking approach and strong will, in addition to a long-term investment in infrastructure and human capital, recalled the king.
“Moroccan football has not only honored African football during the Qatar World Cup. It has also championed human values represented in perseverance and self-abnegation and leveraged personal capabilities to the maximum. These are values that we ensured to entrench by attaching sports to education” the King said.