António Costa, the Prime Minister of Portugal says his country is joining Morocco and Spain in the bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup because of a number of unique results only football can achieve.
Costa made the revelation this Wednesday, April 5 when he took to the rostrum during the 47th UEFA elective congress in Lisbon, Portugal.
Minister Costa discussed the role of sport and football in society and how that inspired them to take the challenge in collaboration with their neighbors.
“We will never forget that football and sport in general are not weapons of war, but instruments of peace. Sport is a unique platform with a far-reaching impact. Through football, we can obtain peace, tolerance and understanding between people,” Costa stated.
The Morocco-led historic joint bid to host the 48-nations soccer frenzy has gained huge support from when it was it was made public by the country’s minister of Sports.
Other candidates are expected to join the race to host the tournament before the deadline.
FIFA plans to announce the 2030 FIFA World Cup host in September 2024, but in the main time bookmakers favor the Morocco, Spain and Portugal combination.
CAF also unanimously opted to back Morocco and its bid partners during a visual meeting on Wednesday.
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