10 Mar, 2023 @ 20:00
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Spain and Portugal could include Morocco in 2030 World Cup hosting bid

Spain at the 2022 World Cup
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SPAIN and Portugal’s candidacy to host the 2030 World Cup may end up including a third country: Morocco. 

The Spanish and Portuguese Football Federations are reportedly working on this option, and will carry out an exhaustive study over the coming weeks. 

Such an eventuality, however, appears linked to the exit of Ukraine as a joint organiser along with Portugal and Spain. The country’s participation, announced in October, is currently up in the air due to an alleged corruption scandal involving its own federation. 

This is what prompted the Spanish football authorities to leave the war-torn country to one side, until at least the situation is resolved. 

The inclusion of Morocco had initially been ruled out, according to sports paper AS, due to the FIFA and UEFA authorities not allowing joint candidacies from countries that compete in different confederations. 

This, however, has since changed after a bid from Greece, Turkey and Saudi Arabia was given the OK. 

The inclusion of Morocco is expected to strengthen even further the bid from Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 tournament.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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