Algeria’s interest to organise the 2030 tournament comes barely a month after Morocco lost its quest to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup to a combined bid between the United States, Canada and Mexico.
With Morocco emerging lightweight against a strong United bid, a joint North African submission could strengthen Africa’s case for an expanded 48-team tournament.
Morocco have already expressed interest to go for the 2030 edition, and now Algeria is raising up their hand to bring the World Cup to the Maghreb region. Tunisia have been drawn into the mix.
Mohamed Hattab, the Algerian Sports Minister proposed co-hosting of the only other World Cup to be held on African soil after South Africa 2010.
“With the sports facilities that were built as part of the program of the President of the Republic for the benefit of youth and sports, Algeria is ready to study a possible joint application with Morocco and Tunisia for the organisation of the football World Cup. Algeria is open to submit a joint bid with Tunisia and Morocco to host the World Cup in 2030,” Hattab told El Khabar newspaper.
Tunisia are yet to confirm their position on whether they would go ahead with joining Morocco’s bid. The trio could receive competition by a joint South American bid of Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay, as the only other interest in 2030 so far.