The president of the Spanish Football Federation indicated on Saturday that “no decision has been taken” concerning the country which will host the final of the 2030 World Cup, co-organized by Spain, Morocco and Portugal, even if Madrid and Rabat have expressed their wish.
“No decision has been made on this. The organization of the World Cup concerns the three organizing countries, there is an agenda and dates that will have to be taken into account and when the decision is made, everyone will know,” declared Pedro Rocha during a press conference with his Moroccan and Portuguese counterparts.
The same goes for the distribution, in general, of matches for each country, indicated the football leaders of the three countries, meeting at the Mohammed VI Football Complex in Salé, a town neighboring the Moroccan capital, Rabat.
“The work continues, we have until the end of June to finalize the project. The day when everything is decided in relation to the matches, from kick-off to the final, we will communicate the configuration of the bid (the proposal, editor's note) which we will submit together,” underlined the president of the Royal Federation Moroccan footballer, Fouzi Lekjaa.
The latter had expressed on October 5 the wish to organize the final in his country, on the air of a local specialized radio, a similar aspiration was formulated the following day by the coach of Spain, Luis de la Fuente .
FIFA chose Morocco, Spain and Portugal at the beginning of October to host the 2030 World Cup, in addition to three matches played in Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay.
If Portugal will participate in the 2030 edition of the competition with “three stadiums”, as Fernando Gomes clarified on Saturday, Morocco and Spain have not yet set the final formula.
“The precise number of stadiums will be the responsibility of the technical work (...) the most important thing is that the philosophy of preparation of this project is not based on pre-established positions,” indicated Mr. Lekjaa on the sidelines of the signing of a declaration of intent with its Spanish and Portuguese counterparts.