The words of Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA, on the 2030 World Cup in South America, Africa and Europe. All details
Gianni Infantino spoke about dividing the 2030 World Cup across three continents.
WORDS – “Hello everyone. In a divided world, FIFA and football come together. The FIFA Council, which represents the entire world of football, has unanimously decided to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the FIFA World Cup™, the first edition of which took place in Uruguay in 1930 most appropriate way to celebrate. Accordingly, the celebrations will take place in South America and three South American countries, Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay, will each organize a match of the 2030 FIFA World Cup. The first of these three matches will of course be played in the stadium where it all began, the legendary Estadio Centenario of Montevideo, precisely to celebrate the centenary of the FIFA World Cup™. Felicidades Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay. The FIFA Council also unanimously decided that the only bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup™ will be the joint bid of Morocco, Portugal and Spain, where 101 games will be played. Mabrouk Almaghrib! Parabens, Portugal! Enhorabuena España. Congratulations to Europe. Congratulations, Africa! Two continents: Africa and Europe are united not only by the celebration of football, but also by the creation of a unique social and cultural cohesion. A great message of peace, tolerance and inclusion. After the USA, Canada and Mexico put on the biggest show in the world in 2026, the World Cup is now returning to Europe and Africa and will also be celebrated in South America. In 2030 we will have a unique, global presence. Three continents: Africa, Europe and South America; Six countries: Argentina, Morocco, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay that will welcome and unite the world by celebrating together the beautiful game, the 100th anniversary and of course the FIFA World Cup. This is the FIFA Council’s proposal to the FIFA Congress for 2030, while in 2034 it will move east to Asia and Oceania to ensure appropriate rotation between continents. In a divided world, FIFA and football come together. Global football has reached unanimous agreement on an issue as important as the venues for the FIFA World Cup™, providing another example of how dialogue and mutual understanding can lead to agreements where everyone actually wins, especially the fans, the players and all regions of the world. I would therefore like to thank the six continental confederations: AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA, in particular their presidents, their administrations and their members, who participated in, approved, facilitated and supported this historic agreement in an open and continuous consultation process coordinated by FIFA. Everyone took a step towards each other and put their common interests above their own interests. And that’s why I’m so happy today. That is the meaning of FIFA. Unites everyone. Bring football everywhere. Because football unites the world and football is becoming truly global. See you soon! Bye”.