FIFA has officially announced Morocco, Spain, and Portugal as the designated hosts for the 2030 FIFA World Cup. This highly anticipated event will mark the second edition of the tournament following the introduction of a new format, which includes an expanded roster of 48 nations vying for glory.
This decision to award the hosting rights to Morocco, Spain, and Portugal is part of a trend that began with the 2026 World Cup, where Canada, the USA, and Mexico collaborated as co-hosts, ushering in the era of a 48-nation competition. This shift represented a departure from the previous 32-nation format and aimed to increase the global inclusivity and excitement of the tournament.
In an exciting twist, it was revealed today that the opening three matches of the 2030 World Cup will be held in Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay, marking a special celebration of the tournament’s centennial. Each of these countries will host one game, setting the stage for a unique and memorable start to this historic competition.
This significant development follows Morocco’s recent success in securing the hosting rights for the 2025 CAF African Cup of Nations, an achievement that had not been seen since Cameroon’s second title win in 1988. Morocco’s growing prominence in the world of international football is undeniable.