FIFA make unprecedented move to EXPLAIN 2030 and 2034 World Cup bidding process with a Q&A as governing body face criticism after awarding the former to SIX nations
- The 2030 World Cup will be hosted by six nations in three different continents
- The bidding process for 2034 was officially opened by FIFA on October 4
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FIFA have taken the previously unprecedented step to host a Q&A, surrounding the bidding processes for both the 2030 and 2034 World Cups.
The 2030 tournament was awarded to six different countries earlier in October, with Morocco, Spain and Portugal playing main hosts, while Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay will host the first three games.
Many questions have centred on this decision, given the distance between the six nations, although FIFA have contended that it is for historical reasons, given Uruguay hosted the first tournament a century prior.
The decision also raised eyebrows over sustainability, as stretching the competition across three continents and six nations will likely lead to an increase in air miles for teams taking part in the tournament.
As for 2034, the bidding process was officially opened on October 4, but only for member nations from Asia and Oceania, to ensure that each of the seven confederations played host at some point over an eight-year period (2026-34).
To view FIFA’s explanations to FAQs surrounding the 2030 and 2034 World Cups, CLICK HERE.
FIFA have already named the hosts for 2030 and the bidding process for 2034 was opened on October 4
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