The first ever ‘3 continents + 6 countries World Cup’ will be held.
The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) held a council meeting on the 5th (Korean time) and announced, “Morocco in Africa and Spain and Portugal in Europe have been selected as co-hosts for the 2030 World Cup.” In addition, FIFA added, “To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World Cup, some matches, including the opening match, will be held in Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay.”
The first World Cup, in 1930, was held in Uruguay. Uruguay, the host country at the time, won the championship, and Argentina finished as runners-up. The three countries Uruguay + Argentina + Paraguay, including Paraguay, where the headquarters of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) is located, were eligible to play the first three World Cup matches. According to Dearthretic, the opening match is likely to be held at Estadio Centanario in Uruguay, which hosted the final. However, the opening ceremony is expected to be held in Portugal, Spain, and Morocco.메이저사이트
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said in a statement that day: “In a divided world, FIFA and football are coming together and the FIFA Council has decided to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World Cup in the most appropriate way.” President Infantino said, “We will be holding an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World Cup in South America, with one game each in three South American countries, including Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay.” He added, “The first of the three games to be held in these countries will be held at the Estadio in Montevideo, Uruguay, where it all began. “It will be held at Centenario Stadium.”
He said, “The council unanimously agreed to select Morocco, Portugal, and Spain as the co-hosts,” and added, “The two continents of Africa and Europe have demonstrated not only soccer but also social and cultural solidarity, and it is also a message of peace, tolerance, and inclusion.” granted.
The World Cup has been held a total of 22 times since the 1930 Uruguay Tournament, excluding the period of World War II. The World Cup, which was previously held in a single country, opened the era of joint hosting for the first time with the 2002 Korea-Japan Games. At the time, Korea and Japan were engaged in a fierce bidding war, and FIFA found a solution by co-hosting the event. Despite concerns, the Korea-Japan Games left behind pleasant memories of being a success.
Afterwards, it was held in a single country again, but the 2026 North and Central American Games opened the era of joint hosting again. It is hosted jointly by the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The 2026 North and Central America Games will be the first World Cup to be held with 48 countries.
The 2030 World Cup is scheduled to be held on an even larger scale. It is a large-scale World Cup encompassing South America, Europe, and Africa. The problem is expected to be the travel distance. Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay will play the first round of the group stage in each country, then move to Portugal, Spain, and Morocco to play the second round of the group stage. If a country were to be in a group with these three countries, it would have to bear the burden of travel distance.
Meanwhile, FIFA also began the procedures necessary to host the 2034 World Cup on this day. The venue was decided to be decided by holding a separate general meeting. Dear Athletic said, ‘As the 2030 World Cup is being held on three continents (South America, Europe, and Africa), there is an increased possibility that the 2034 World Cup will return to Asia or Oceania.’
In addition, it was decided to allow Russia’s men’s and women’s national soccer teams under the age of 17 to participate in international competitions. However, FIFA explained, ‘Each team can play as a representative of an athletic organization called the Russian Football Federation, rather than the country of Russia.’ It is similar to the way Russia participates in the Olympics as a member of the Russian Olympic Council. There was also a condition that national flags and other marks that reveal the country should not be worn on uniforms or equipment, and that the uniform color should be a neutral color that does not remind people of Russia.
Other Russia-related economic sanctions remain in place. Russia has been expelled from international competitions, including the World Cup European qualifiers, since invading Ukraine in February last year.