Morocco has long been linked with bidding for the 2030 World Cup and have now been confirmed to replace Ukraine as part of a joint Iberian bid from Spain and Portugal.
Bookmakers have put that bid the favourite in the market at 2/1 with King Mohammed VI of Morocco announcing that the country would join the bid back at the beginning of March.
Smarkets say there's a 33% chance that the Iberian bid wins and will host the 2030 World Cup with the chance of having a World Cup in both Europe and Africa potentially a big positive for FIFA officials.
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China are third favourites in the betting market but it's unclear if FIFA would have an Asian World Cup so soon after Qatar hosted it back in 2022.
Jake Ashton - Football Betting Expert - OLBG.com
The first World Cup was held in 1930 in Uruguay and 100 years on from the event there is a hosting bid from the country alongside other South American nations.
The 'centennial bid' sees Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay throw their hat in the ring to host the World Cup and their bid is the second in the betting market.
FIFA are set to announce who will host the event at some point in 2024 so we have plenty of time for market movers and more bids to come in.
The 2026 World Cup is set to take place across three countries for the first time in the competition's history with United States, Canada and Mexico hosting the tournament.
There will be 16 host cities for the World Cup with 11 coming from the US, 2 in Canada and 3 in Mexico including the 87,500 capacity Estadio Azteca.
The 2026 World Cup will be the first to include 48 teams with 104 matches instead of the 64 that usually take place.
No set dates have been confirmed but it's expected that we'll see the event go from Thursday, June 11, 2026 and with the final on Sunday, July 19, 2026.
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