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Algeria considering joint bid for 2030 World Cup

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Algeria are considering a joint bid with Tunisia and Morocco for the 2030 World Cup, the country’s sports minister has revealed to ESPN.

Morocco recently saw their bid to host the 2026 World Cup defeated by a joint bid from Northern American countries, United States of America, Mexico and Canada.

Mohammed Hattab, the Algerian Sports Minister told reporters that Algeria along with Tunisia and Morocco are discussing the possibility of a joint World Cup bid like that of the North American coalition.

“An application of the Maghreb with Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia can be achieved through existing infrastructure as well as future projects,” said Hattab.

“Looking at the cities, sporting facilities and cultural facilities all three nations possess, we believe we can host a major tournament of that magnitude.”

Algeria failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia this year, despite being Africa’s top performer at the last World Cup in Brazil.

Should they all decide to make a joint bid, Morocco would be hoping for better luck this time after seeing their five previous World Cup bids unsuccessful on every occasion.