The 2030 World Cup will be held in three different continents with South America, Europe and Africa all hosting games.
Alejandro Dominguez, the President of CONMEBOL, announced on Wednesday that the opening games of the 2030 World Cup will be held in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. He added that there would be three inauguration games, one in each country, with Uruguay hosting the first game.
Paraguay FA President Robert Harrison has also stated that the three South American countries are qualified for the World Cup.
FIFA have announced that the rest of the 2030 World Cup will be played in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced the following on Wednesday:
“In a divided world, FIFA and football are uniting. The FIFA Council, representing the entire world of football, unanimously agreed to celebrate the centenary of the FIFA World Cup, whose first edition was played in Uruguay in 1930, in the most appropriate way. As a result, a celebration will take place in South America and three South American countries – Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay – will organise one match each of the FIFA World Cup 2030. The first of these three matches will of course be played at the stadium where it all began, in Montevideo’s mythical Estádio Centenário, precisely to celebrate the centenary edition of the FIFA World Cup.
“The FIFA Council also agreed unanimously that the only bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2030 will be the joint bid of Morocco, Portugal and Spain. Two continents – Africa and Europe – united not only in a celebration of football but also in providing unique social and cultural cohesion. What a great message of peace, tolerance and inclusion.
“In 2030, we will have a unique global footprint, three continents – Africa, Europe and South America – six countries – Argentina, Morocco, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay – welcoming and uniting the world while celebrating together the beautiful game, the centenary and the FIFA World Cup.”