Morocco, Portugal and Spain jointly sign bid agreement

November 30, 2023

The document outlines the commitment of the three federations to adhere to the rules and framework governing the bidding process.
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The football federations of Morocco, Portugal and Spain have today reached an important milestone in their joint bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup by officially signing the FIFA bidding agreement. The signing of the bidding agreement is a commitment by the three football federations to adhere to the rules and framework governing the bidding process. The document also provides guidance on key technical aspects of the bid, such as its promotion and evaluation criteria.

From today, the three football federations will work hand in hand to develop a bid that exceeds all expectations for the FIFA World Cup. One month ago, all three expressed their intention to deliver a tournament that will enhance their legacy, grow the game and have an impact all around the world.

With the 2030 FIFA World Cup marking 100 years since it was first staged, there will be a strong focus on the tournament setting the tone for the next century. This involves the host countries showcasing their unique cultures, promoting greater collaboration between Europe, Africa and the rest of the world. All this, while ensuring that the event is sustainable and welcoming to all fans, regardless of their age and background.

Following the signing of the bid agreement, Pedro Rocha, president of the RFEF Management Committee, said: "We are very grateful for the trust that FIFA has placed in our vision for the tournament, and we look forward to working closely with them in the coming months. "We are aware of the tremendous responsibility that comes with hosting a FIFA World Cup, and we do not take it lightly," he insisted, adding a look to the future: "Three countries will host this event, but their legacy will be felt far and wide; we now have seven years ahead of us to make the dream of three nations a reality, and this World Cup the best ever imagined.

"Historic moment for the three football federations".

For his part, Fernando Gomes, President of the Portuguese Football Federation, reflected on how far they have already come in the bidding process: "Today's signing of the FIFA bid agreement represents a historic moment for our federations and for football in all three countries. Today we celebrate all those who have made it possible and, starting tomorrow, we will work to prepare a bid and a plan for the tournament that will impress football fans around the world.

From the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, its president, Fouzi Lekjaa, said: "Under the great leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, football in Morocco is growing like never before, from grassroots football to our national teams. Joining forces with Portugal and Spain to create a game-changing FIFA World Cup was the next step to continue on the path of this growth. Together, we will make history. It will be the first men's FIFA World Cup to be intercontinental. The first to be held for the first time on two continents and three countries, and the second on the African continent. . This 2030 World Cup will mark a new turning point in football.

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