If we thought staging the Euro 2028 Finals across five countries was complex, the FIFA World Cup in 2030 will be staged in six, spread across three continents.

The favourites to host had been Spain and Portugal and they have been joined now by Morocco with an additional number of Group Games to be played in Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay.

Uruguay staged the first World Cup Finals in 1930 so they will be part of the centenary tournament, it was announced by FIFA yesterday.

Details around qualification, transit and so much more will be hammered out over the next couple of years.

The 2026 tournament will be staged in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Boty will be a far cry from the more sustainable transport wise at least hosting by Qatar where fans and the FIFA President could attend up to three games a day with venues separated by only 20 kilometres. The trip from Buenos Aires to Barcelona will be 10,519 kilometres.

A decision on who will host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup wil be made in May of 2024 with bids from South Africa, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, The US and Mexico, and Brazil all still in the running.