The World Cup is one of the most prestigious and widely watched sporting events in the world. Every four years, the best teams from around the globe come together to compete for the title of world champions. This year, the World Cup will be held in Qatar, and the bidding process for the 2030 edition is already underway.
The current bid process includes a joint bid from Spain and Portugal, as well as a bid from Ukraine. However, recent reports suggest that Spain and Portugal are looking to dump Ukraine from the bid and announce a completely new country as their partner. This move has been met with a lot of criticism from the Ukrainian government and football fans alike.
The Spanish and Portuguese governments have not yet officially confirmed the move, but it is believed that they are looking to replace Ukraine with Morocco. This would be a major shift in the World Cup bidding process, as Morocco has never been part of a joint bid before.
The decision to dump Ukraine from the bid is likely due to the country’s political and economic instability. Ukraine has been in a state of political turmoil since the 2014 revolution, and the country’s economy has been in a state of decline for years. This has made it difficult for the country to invest in the infrastructure needed to host a successful World Cup.
The Spanish and Portuguese governments are also likely looking to capitalize on the growing popularity of football in Morocco. The country has seen a surge in interest in the sport in recent years, and the Moroccan national team has been performing well in international competitions. This could be a major boost for the joint bid, as Morocco would bring a large and passionate fan base to the tournament.
It remains to be seen if Spain and Portugal will officially announce Morocco as their partner for the 2030 World Cup bid. If they do, it will be a major shift in the bidding process and could have a huge impact on the tournament. Regardless of the outcome, it is clear that the decision to dump Ukraine from the bid has caused a lot of controversy and debate.