world cup qatar 2022 This is already history and that is why plans are being made not only for the next tournament, North America 2026, but also for the next tournament in 2030, which will mark that edition of the tournament. Century.
Several countries have already expressed interest in hosting in 2030, and FIFA’s selection process will last six years before the event, two years before a final decision is made in 2024.
Starting in 2026, the World Cup will expand to a 48-team tournament, potentially forcing future hosts to host such an event. There have only been two joint bids in the history of the men’s World Cup, but several multinational bids are already in the works for 2030.
The first men’s World Cup tournament was held in 1930 and has been held every four years since, except in 1942 and 1946 due to World War II. The 2030 competition will be the 24th edition unless world football’s governing body FIFA manages to convert it into a biennial event.
When will the venue of 2030 World Cup be announced? Application Process Time Table
The bidding process was officially launched in the second quarter of 2022 and FIFA announced A host will be chosen at the 74th FIFA Congress in 2024.
This means the chosen host will have six years to prepare for the 2030 tournament.
Although, can be selected first, as was once considered with the 2026 World Cup. In that case, a “joint bid” from the United States, Canada and Mexico requested an accelerated bidding process, as no rival bids had been submitted at that time. However, FIFA rejected this request and in the end, Morocco submitted a competing bid.
Candidature to host the 2030 World Cup
Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay
FIFA’s first officially proposed bid for the 2030 World Cup was a joint South American bid by Uruguay and Argentina, announced in July 2017.
One of the highlights of this bid is that Uruguay hosted the first World Cup in 1930, and on the centenary of the first FIFA tournament, it would certainly be tempting to celebrate the monumental tournament at the site where it all happened. had begun.
Months after the official announcement of the bid, Paraguay joined as the third host, while Chile was accepted as part of the bid in 2019. it is first bid from four countries To organize the World Cup.
Three of the four countries involved in the bid have already hosted the World Cup. Uruguay hosted the first World Cup in 1930, while Chile hosted the 1962 World Cup and Argentina hosted in 1978. : FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2019.
Spain, Portugal and Ukraine
Spain and Portugal became the second official bids for the 2030 FIFA World Cup after it was announced in October 2020.
Known as the “Iberian bid” in reference to the Iberian Peninsula where two of these nations are located, it is the second time that Spain and Portugal have submitted a joint bid for the World Cup after failing to host it in 2018. is of. or 2022.
In early October 2022, it was announced that Ukraine would join their bid with the intention of hosting a group. With the new expansion to 48 teams, Ukraine will host three nations that will play three group stage matches.
Spain will be the main host for the tournament, with 11 Spanish venues being selected from a list of 15 shortlisted stadiums. Meanwhile, three Portuguese stadiums will be included and an undisclosed number of Ukrainian venues will be selected, although only one will be needed to host a small number of matches.
Spain has already hosted the 1982 World Cup, which was won by Italy. Interestingly, Portugal, a country rich in football, has never hosted the World Cup, although it did host the Euro Cup in 2004. Ukraine also co-hosted the Euro Cup in 2012 with Poland.
Could Ukraine host the 2030 World Cup? problems facing the country
Ukraine, currently at war with Russia, is an exciting addition to Europe’s 2030 World Cup bid. With the tournament still eight years away, it’s hard to imagine this conflict going on for that long, but it will still take years to prepare for the tournament. , and it is not clear what will be Ukraine’s ability to do so in the coming years.
Still, with such a small number of games to command, his inclusion in the European bid could be a valuable slap on the wrist for FIFA’s member states, but it could also be a hit on the pocket as he tries to appeal to fans’ sentiments. Tries to appeal. Worldwide.
Several reports claim that the candidacy has the support of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who has become a popular and sympathetic figure in his effort to stop the Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine.
However, not everyone has loved the new addition, and some have accused it of European candidacy. Political stance. In addition, the fact that Ukraine is going to host so few matches is not without curiosity. In the 2026 World Cup, which will be hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada, each country will host at least 10 matches. the fact that Ukraine receives only three games This raises doubts about the necessity of the participation of the Eastern European country.
Furthermore, the Iberian nations of Spain and Portugal are not geographically close to Ukraine. Most composite dialects tend to include geographically close countries, even across borders, to keep the concept of “host” intact. There is no doubt that competitive considerations will come into play for teams that have to travel through Ukraine to play their matches.
The candidates addressed the issue in their statements. “Our candidature is no longer an Iberian candidacy, it is a European candidacy”The announcement was made by Spanish RFEF president Luis Rubiales at a press conference held at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters following the announcement of Ukraine’s participation.
“I believe that our candidacy is now much better than ever. Football is universal and if it is able to change people’s lives in so many ways, it should also serve to do good.”
Morocco announced its bid for the 2030 World Cup in June 2018. The African nation has tried to bid on five previous occasions, most recently a joint bid by the United States, Canada and Mexico for the 2026 tournament.
Only one African country has hosted the World Cup before: South Africa in 2010.
Morocco’s bid for the 2026 tournament, which came late in the process, included an intention to spend $16 billion to prepare for the tournament, including infrastructure, facilities, hospitality and venues.
If a proposed joint bid between Saudi Arabia and Egypt does not materialize, it is possible that Egypt may join the joint bid before the process is finalized and voted on. Algeria and Tunisia have also been talked about as possible additions in the future.
Other possible candidatures to host the 2030 World Cup
One of the candidates to gain strength is the intercontinental, in which Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Regarding the official FIFA rules continental rotation establish that the Asian Confederation, to which Saudi Arabia belongs, not eligible to host the World Cup after it was awarded to Qatar. It is also expected united greece for this candidature. Cristiano Ronaldo signing considered part of candidature by Saudi Al Nasser in early 2023 To co-host the 2030 World Cup for this country.
dry grass another possible candidate the alliance they participate in Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and Serbia, but despite the nations expressing interest in working together, it is unclear whether it will go further and compete with Spain-Portugal-Ukraine. This candidacy seems to be losing ground, as UEFA strongly supports the Iberian dialect.
these are the only options in europe after The United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland will withdraw their candidatures and will focus on hosting the 2028 Euro Cup, claiming a better chance of taking the rights to the European Championships.
All World Cup Venues in History
Europe has hosted 11 of the 23 tournaments, while South America has hosted five editions. The remaining seven World Cup competitions are divided between North America (4), Asia (2) and Africa (1).
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