The bid to host the 2030 World Cup, which will commemorate the event’s centennial, was won by Morocco, Portugal, and Spain.
FIFA has agreed to hold the first three World Cup matches in South America, with Uruguay, which hosted the first World Cup in 1930, Argentina, which finished second in that first tournament, and Paraguay hosting the historic kickoff which was noted by 1Family radio.
All six nations—Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Paraguay, and Argentina—will receive automatic qualification for the competition, making this the first World Cup to be held on three continents, according to Athletics’ David Ornstien.
The action will then shift to Morocco, Spain, and Portugal for the tournament’s reminder after the first three games. One of the three host nations is going to hold the opening ceremony.
The first nation in North Africa to host World Cup games will be Morocco. Morocco had previously planned to run alone, but in March it teamed up with Spain and Portugal.
Portugal will also be hosting the World Cup for the first time following unsuccessful bids in 2018 and 2022.
The inaugural World Cup will feature matches in six separate nations, making it the first time a similar system has been used.
With three participating nations, the 2026 tournament in Canada, Mexico, and the United States had already established a precedent. FIFA hopes that the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and the Asia Football Confederation (AFC) will submit bids for the 2034 tournament under the new structure.