The Royal Moroccan Football Federation, the Royal Spanish Football Federation and the Portuguese Football Federation officially signed, yesterday, Wednesday, the joint nomination agreement to host the 2030 World Cup finals.
The Royal Moroccan University stated, in a statement published on its official website, that this agreement specifies the directions for the technical aspects of hosting the World Cup finals, especially as it represents a commitment by the three football federations to respect the controls and general framework of the nomination file.
Under this agreement, each of the three universities will work side by side to submit a nomination file for a unique version, based on a common vision that enhances the historical legacy of the World Cup finals, the development of football at the international level, and the extent of its impact on the entire world, as expressed by the football federations. The three signed a letter of intent last month.
The 2030 World Cup will commemorate the centenary of the first edition of these global competitions, and tireless efforts will be made to ensure the success of this global event and a model for the next centenary.
During the 2030 World Cup finals, the three countries will highlight their cultural heritage, which enhances cooperation between the continents of Europe, Africa and the rest of the world, while ensuring the attendance of broad categories of audiences of different ages.
By the way, Fawzi Lakjaa, President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, said, “Football in Morocco is experiencing an unprecedented development, from the grassroots all the way to the national teams, in accordance with the high directives of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.”
He added, “Thanks to the combined efforts of Morocco, Spain and Portugal, the 2030 edition of the World Cup finals will be the next stage to continue this development. Together we will make history, for the first intercontinental edition, and the second country in Africa to host this global tournament.”
For his part, Fernando Gomez, President of the Portuguese Football Federation, described the signing ceremony of the joint nomination agreement as a historic moment for the three football federations and for football in the three countries.
He said, “Today we celebrate everyone who contributed to the success of this triple nomination, and we will work to prepare a version and action plan that will dazzle football fans around the world.”
In turn, Pedro Rocha, President of the Royal Spanish Football League, expressed his gratitude to FIFA for the trust it gave in entrusting the organization of the 2030 World Cup to the joint file between Morocco, Portugal and Spain, highlighting his full involvement in making this organization a success during the coming months.
He said, “We realize the great responsibility that comes with hosting the World Cup, and we do not deal with this matter lightly,” adding, “Three countries will host the World Cup in 2030, but their legacy will have a great impact on future generations.”