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The 2030 World Cup is to be played on three continents after Morocco, Portugal and Spain won the race to host the 48-team tournament but Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay were handed the opening three matches.
The decision, which caught even seasoned Fifa watchers by surprise, means that World Cup 2030 will involve teams playing in six countries, each of which will qualify automatically. The World Cup has never been played on more than one continent before and proposals for a tournament to be played over thousands of miles was met with shock by climate groups.
Written by Paul MacInnes
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/oct/04/world-cup-2030-to-be-hosted-in-spain-portugal-morocco-and-south-america under the title “World Cup 2030 to be hosted in Spain, Portugal, Morocco … and South America”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.