Updated October 2023
The 2030 FIFA World Cup is an international association football tournament contested by the senior men’s national teams of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). As a commemoration of the centenary World Cup competition, the 24th edition of this tournament holds remarkable significance, creating a historic moment as it will be hosted across six nations.
The FIFA Council has recently unveiled exciting details about the 2030 World Cup. Read on as Wego delves into the details of the 2030 FIFA World Cup tournament.
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World Cup 2030 news
FIFA recently announced its intentions to host the 2030 World Cup in Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Notably, all six nations are granted automatic qualification for this prestigious event. The decision emerged during a virtual FIFA council meeting, pending final confirmation by all 211 FIFA member nations, expected to take place ahead of the FIFA Congress.
According to a statement provided by FIFA, “In 2030, the FIFA World Cup will unite three continents and six countries, inviting the entire world to join in the celebration of the beautiful game, the Centenary and the FIFA World Cup itself,”
FIFA further explained that the World Cup matches in South America are part of the centennial commemoration of the inaugural World Cup held in Uruguay. According to FIFA, the three South American nations will each host one match, with the first of these matches occurring at the historic Estádio Centenário in Montevideo, the birthplace of the tournament.
World Cup 2030 host
The 24th edition of the 2030 FIFA World Cup tournament is highly anticipated, as it signifies a historic milestone in the history of the FIFA World Cup. For the first time, this renowned tournament will be jointly hosted across three different countries spanning two continents.
The FIFA Council unanimously chose the combined bid of Morocco, Portugal, and Spain, setting the stage for an extraordinary event in 2030. Furthermore, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay will play the role of host nations, marking a commemorative celebration of the 100th anniversary of the inaugural World Cup.
When and where is the World Cup 2030?
As mentioned above, in light of the World Cup’s centennial milestone, the council unanimously decided to flag off the first 2030 FIFA World Cup match in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. This choice holds immense historical significance, as Montevideo was the host city for the first-ever FIFA game in 1930.
Following this, the next two consecutive matches will take place in Argentina and Paraguay, respectively. However, with the progression of the tournament, the venue for the remaining matches will shift to Morocco, Portugal and Spain.
Consequently, with the inclusion of these three South American countries and the three host countries, six nations will come together to serve as the venue for the 2030 FIFA World Cup.
Please note that the dates for the 2030 FIFA World Cup are yet to be finalized. We will update the information as and when released by the authorities.
World Cup 2030 stadiums
Although the stadiums for the 2030 FIFA World Cup are yet to be confirmed, the following are some of the potential stadiums across which the matches for the tournament can take place:
*Please note that the stadiums are subject to change*
The 2030 FIFA World Cup tournament matches will be held across the following stadiums in Spain:
Camp Nou – Capacity: 99,354
Stage Front Stadium (RCDE Stadium) – Capacity: 40,000
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium – Capacity: 84,744
Metropolitano Stadium – Capacity: 70,460
Nou Mestalla – Capacity: 70,000
La Cartuja – Capacity: 60,721
San Mamés – Capacity: 53,289
Nueva Condomina – Capacity: 31,179
El Molinón – Capacity: 29,029
La Rosaleda – Capacity: 30,044
La Romareda – Capacity: 33,608
Balaídos – Capacity: 29,000
Riazor – Capacity: 32,660
Estadio Gran Canaria – Capacity: 32,392
Anoeta Stadium – Capacity: 40,000
The 2030 FIFA World Cup tournament matches will be held across the following stadiums in Portugal:
Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Capacity: 64,642
Estádio José Alvalade – Capacity: 50,095
Estádio do Dragão – Capacity: 50,033
The 2030 FIFA World Cup tournament matches will be held across the following stadiums in Morocco:
Grand Stade de Casablanca – Capacity: 93,000
Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium – Capacity: 53,000
Ibn Batouta Stadium – Capacity: 65,000
Adrar Stadium – Capacity: 45,480
Marrakesh Stadium – Capacity: 45,240
Fez Stadium – Capacity: 45,000
Centenary ceremony match
The centenary ceremony matches for the 2030 FIFA World Cup, will be held across the host cities of Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay, at the following stadiums:
Estadio Centenario – Capacity: 60,000
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Antonio Vespucio Liberti – Capacity: 83,000
Estadio Conmebol – Capacity: 60,000
World Cup 2030 schedule
The schedule for the 24th edition of the 2030 FIFA World Cup is yet to be released.
Please note that we will update the schedule as and when released by the officials.