When will FIFA decide on who hosts the 2030 World Cup? Timeline, bids, countries

Millions of soccer fans around the world travel every four years to watch the FIFA World Cup. What’s more, people around the world watch it every week on TV. The Middle East hosted the event in 2022; Since the game’s inception in 1930, previous tournaments have been held in South America, North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

There will be only six years between the announcement of hosting the 2030 World Cup and the start of the tournament.

The bidding process, decided by the FIFA Council, began in 2022, and the Congress of All Football Nations will vote on the host city in 2024. Last year, the FIFA Congress decided that the 2026 World Cup would be jointly hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay are the four South American nations that have submitted a single bid to FIFA to jointly run the international soccer body. World Cup known as “Southern Cone”.

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When Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi wore 2030-themed jerseys before the Argentina vs Uruguay match in 2017, they announced their intention to bid. The participation of Paraguay and Chile in 2019 was later confirmed. One of the selling points of the South American Dream for many countries is the return of the World Cup to Uruguay for its 100th anniversary celebrations.

Spain and Portugal have agreed to work together in the campaign for the 2020 hosting duties. The last one was held in Spain in 1982, and it has never been held in Portugal. The president of the Spanish Football Federation says the privilege of hosting the World Cup is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and they could not have asked for a better partner than Portugal. (RFEF). ‘We have close ties with the Portuguese federation.’

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The second European bid came from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia, and all four countries are very excited about the prospect of hosting the tournament for the first time. Their proposal was accepted in 2019.

With Morocco announcing it will submit a bid for the 2030 World Cup, the continent is back in the running to host the event. Despite the rejection of its bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the North African country on the Mediterranean Sea has not given up hope of hosting the tournament in the future.

The World Cup could “come home” to England in 2030 if the UK and Ireland’s joint plan finds traction. A number of affiliated countries have contributed, and four more The British Associations (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) work together with the Republic of Ireland. To examine the credibility of a bid.

How does bidding work?

To establish whether the bid is appropriate and prepared, FIFA conducts extensive inspections once formal registration with the International Governing Body has been completed.

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The hosts are decided by a vote of the FIFA Council, which consists of the President of FIFA and representatives from AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA.


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