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We put ‘World’ into 2030 World Cup with triple nation bid, says Morocco’s King Mohammed VI



We put ‘World’ into 2030 World Cup with triple nation bid, says Morocco’s King Mohammed VI

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The monarch of the Kingdom of Morocco, King Mohammed VI has not only confirmed the his country’s joint 2020 World Cup bid with Spain and Portugal, he also explained the uniqueness of the bid.

At the FIFA Congress in Kigali, Rwanda where he was honoured along with Rwanda’s President Kagame by CAF, King Mohammed VI remarked that the triple nation joint bid was unprecedented as it is cross-continental, cross cultural and multidimensional.

In other words, the king believes that the inclusion of Morocco in the initial Spain-Portugal joint bid is akin to actually putting the ‘World’ in the World Cup.

The monarch, whose country achieved the best ever result by an African team at the FIFA World Cup told the FIFA assembly that the bid is “unprecedented in football history” as it will bring together Africa and Europe on one hand, the northern and southern Mediterranean on another hand as well as the African, Arab and Euro-Mediterranean worlds.

“It will also bring out the best in all of us – in effect, a combination of genius, creativity, experience, and means.”  The 2030 World Cup is a milestone as it marks the 100 years since the global tournament began.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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