Egypt, Morocco mulling on joint bid to host 2030 World Cup


North African neighbours Egypt and Morocco are reportedly mulling on submitting a joint bid to host the 2030 Fifa World Cup.

Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi is on record as saying they are planning to host the 2030 World Cup and the 2032 Olympic Games.

On the other hand, Morocco have confirmed their intentions to enter a bid for the 2030 World Cup after losing out to the United bid for the 2026 World Cup.

Morocco wanted a cooperation deal to submit a joint bid with Portugal and Spain, but the European countries sidelined them.

Indications are that after careful consideration, they have settled for a joint bid with fellow regional powerhouse. They initially considered working with either Algeria or Tunisia.

According to reports, Egypt is awaiting Morocco’s approval to start working on submitting a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.

Egypt recently hosted the Handball World Cup while their neighbours have great experience in organising major events with several advanced sports facilities.

Egypt’s 2010 World Cup bid received no votes, coming third to Morocco [10] and eventual hosts South Africa [14].

Should the two North African countries agree to go with the joint bid, they will face tough competition from the likes of ‘Spain-Portugal’, the United Kingdom’s bid combining England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, ‘Bulgaria–Greece–Romania–Serbia’, and ‘Uruguay–Argentina–Chile–Paraguay’.

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By FARPost Reporter

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