Rabat – Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports Mohamed Hattab said that his country is “ready to study a possible joint bid” with Morocco and Tunisia to organize the 2030 World Cup.
Three weeks after Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup was defeated by the North American United 2026 bid, Algeria has voiced interest in a joint bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup with its neighbours: Morocco and Tunisia.
“With the sports infrastructure that was built, Algeria is ready to study a possible joint bid with Morocco and Tunisia for the organization of the World Cup,” the minister told Algerian press on Sunday.
He recalled that Algeria will host the African Youth Games (JAJ) in the coming days, as well as the Mediterranean Games in 2021.
Expressing the Maghreb’s determination to host biggest sporting events, the Algerian official said that he believes “we have the means to organize major international meetings.”
On June 13, both Algeria and Tunisia voted for Morocco’s World Cup bid to host the tournament in 2026. Morocco, however, did not receive enough votes to beat United 2026, and thus lost its chance to host.
After the vote, Morocco expressed its readiness to bid for the 2030 World Cup.
Minister of Youth and Sports Rachid Talbi Alami announced on June 14 that Morocco will spare no efforts to bid again to win the hosting rights of the 2030 FIFA World Cup.
Talbi added that Morocco will continue the infrastructure projects for the 2026 bid as planned, suggesting that the construction and innovation plans will be financed and completed as explained in the Morocco 2026 project.
“All Moroccans are ready to mobilize for the success” of the prospective Morocco 2030 project, he added.