Morocco, Portugal and Spain have confirmed their interest in hosting FIFA World Cup 2030 with Uruguay with Argentina and Paraguay also confirming interest in hosting celebratory games.
The Declaration of interest from Saudi Arabian Football Federation received for the 2034 World Cup is the first step which will be followed by thorough bidding processes for both World Cup editions with the hosts to be appointed by the member associations gathered at FIFA Congresses.
The world governing body has now received the following declarations of interest as per the bidding process and regulations approved by the Council on 4 October 2023:
FIFA World Cup 2030
Moroccan Football Association
Portuguese Football Federation
Spanish Football Association
Uruguayan Football Association (one match)
Argentinian Football Association (one match)
Paraguayan Football Association (one match)
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Saudi Arabian Football Federation
As established in the Bidding Regulations approved by the Council, the administration will conduct thorough bidding and evaluation processes for the 2030 and 2034 editions of the FIFA World Cup, with the hosts to be appointed by the congresses which is expected to take place by Q4 2024.
In accordance with these regulations, the administration will conduct a targeted dialogue with bidders, to ensure complete, comprehensive bids are received and evaluated against the minimum hosting requirements as also previously approved by the Council.
This dialogue will focus on the defined priority areas of the event vision and key metrics, infrastructure, services, commercial, and sustainability and human rights.
Following this, the body will publish its evaluation reports and, should those requirements be met, the member associations gathered at the Congress will appoint the hosts of the respective competitions.
The 2030 World Cup will be the 24th edition, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA.