FIFA World Cup 2030: A grand event co-hosted by 6 countries on 3 continents



2030 FIFA世界盃:3大洲、6國聯合主辦的盛事

On October 4, 2023, the International Football Association (FIFA) announced that the 2030 World Cup will be co-hosted by six countries across three continents for the first time. The news has sparked heated discussions and polarized comments around the world about opportunities in developing countries, football traditions, the hard work of players, the weather differences between the northern and southern hemispheres, and issues such as sports whitewashing and carbon emissions.

Importance and context

This decision is significant in the history of FIFA. First of all, it marks the centenary celebration of the World Cup, commemorating a century in the world of football since 1930. Secondly, the World Cup will be co-hosted by six countries from different continents, which is the third time in the history of FIFA, the first two being the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea and the United States, Canada, and Mexico in 2026.

Host country and event schedule

The host country for the 2030 World Cup will be divided into two regions, starting with Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay in South America, which will be a venue that pays homage to the history of football, as Uruguay’s Montevideo Stadium hosted the first World Cup final. The rest of the matches will be held in Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

Reviews and controversies

This decision has sparked polarized evaluations. On the one hand, proponents believe that it will help promote the participation of developing countries in international football while commemorating the centenary of the World Cup. Critics, on the other hand, argued that the decision was absurd, ignoring football traditions, the fact that players have to travel long distances to compete, and the difference in weather between the northern and southern hemispheres, as well as issues such as sportswashing and carbon emissions.


The 2030 World Cup will be an important milestone in the history of football, not only marking the centenary of the World Cup, but also showcasing the new possibilities of multi-country co-hosting. Despite the controversy, this event will be an unforgettable feast for football fans around the world, and we look forward to witnessing this historic moment in the years to come.”

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