Mohamed Fawzy, spokesperson for the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports, announced that his country is studying, with Saudi Arabia and Greece, the candidacy of a joint file to organize the World Cup 2030, according to Egyptian media.
Fawzi said in an intervention on the local channel “DMC” that the three countries are working greatly, and the subject is still under study revolving around preparing a file to host the World Cup 2030.
He added: Egypt will be one of the best countries in the world to host and organize such a tournament, noting that it has hosted several world championships during the last three years.
Egypt had previously submitted its candidacy to host the 2010 World Cup, but it was greatly disappointed by its empty-handed exit, and its failure to obtain one vote in the competition of Morocco and South Africa, which had the honor of organizing the first and last edition so far in the “Black Continent”, by obtaining 14 votes against 10 votes for the Kingdom of Morocco.
And last month, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay announced their joint candidacy to organize the FIFA World Cup in 2030, which coincides with the centenary of the competition that was held in its first edition in Montevideo.
Spain and Portugal announced in June 2021 their joint candidacy to host the 2030 edition.
Britain and Ireland have dropped the idea of another joint bid to focus on hosting the 2028 European Cup.
Only 13 teams participated in the first edition in 1930, and the entire tournament was played in the capital, Montevideo, in only three stadiums. As for the 2030 edition, 48 teams will participate, and the four South American countries nominated to host it expect to hold their matches in 15 stadiums.
It is the first time that the number of countries nominated to host reaches four, knowing that the 2026 edition will be held in three countries: the United States, Mexico and Canada.
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