Morocco Announces Joint Bid with Spain, Portugal to Host 2030 World Cup

The Sovereign further specified that this candidacy "will also bring out the best in all of us - in effect, a combination of genius, creativity, experience, and means."

 

The King of Morocco, His Majesty King Mohammed VI has announced that Morocco will present a joint bid with Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 World Cup.

“I would like to announce, before this assembly, that the Kingdom of Morocco has decided, together with Spain and Portugal, to present a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup,” said HM the King in a message on the presentation of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) President’s Outstanding Achievement Award 2022 to the Sovereign in Rwanda’s Kigali.

“This joint bid, which is unprecedented in football history, will bring together Africa and Europe, the northern and southern Mediterranean, and the African, Arab and Euro-Mediterranean worlds,” said the Sovereign in this message read by the Minister of National Education, National Formation and Sport, Chakib Benmoussa.

The Sovereign further specified that this candidacy “will also bring out the best in all of us – in effect, a combination of genius, creativity, experience, and means.”

In Kigali, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) President’s Outstanding Achievement Award 2022 was also awarded to HM King Mohammed VI, the “first and foremost, a tribute to the genius of Africa and its vibrant youth,” the Sovereign said on Tuesday.

The King stated that “it is still my firmly held belief, as I pointed out in my speech at the 29th African Union Summit in 2017, that “the future of Africa hinges on its youth”, and that only “a proactive, youth-oriented policy can channel energy for the achievement of development. Therefore, the Award you are bestowing upon me today is, first and foremost, a tribute to the genius of Africa and its vibrant youth.”

HM the King has, in this sense, affirmed to have made soccer a lever for success and sustainable human development in the Kingdom.

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