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22.11.2018 Football News

Portugal Unaware Of Joint World Cup Bid With Spain, Morocco

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Portugal Unaware Of Joint World Cup Bid With Spain, Morocco
LISTEN NOV 22, 2018

A Portuguese official says Spain has made no approach about the possibility of presenting a three-way bid to host the 2030 World Cup with Morocco.

Education Minister Tiago Brandao Rodrigues, who oversees sports, says he has "no formal knowledge of any official announcement about a three-way bid."

He also says he believes FIFA does not allow joint bids from separate confederations - in this case, UEFA and the Confederation of African Football.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez supposedly conveyed the bid offer to Moroccan counterpart Saad Eddine El Othmani during a brief visit to the north African country.

Bids to host the 2030 World Cup are being considered by countries in South America and England.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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