Spain, Portugal ponder World Cup bid with Morocco

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Spain and Portugal are considering a joint intercontinental bid with Morocco to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, a Spanish government source has said.

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was on a visit to the Moroccan capital of Rabat and spoke to Prime Minister Saadedin Al Othmani and King Mohamed VI about the possibility of bidding for world football's global showpiece tournament.

Spain hosted the 1982 World Cup and launched a failed bid along with Portugal to stage the 2018 tournament which was awarded to Russia.

Portugal has never hosted the World Cup but held the 2004 European Championship in 2004 at which they lost in the final to Greece.

Morocco was unsuccessful in its campaign to stage the 2026 World Cup, which was awarded to a joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Source AAP