Where Will The 2030 World Cup Be Held - Betting and Historical Trends

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A range of countries and football associations have expressed interest or bid for the 2030 World Cup. Betting on the outcome is expected to be intense. In many cases countries have joined forces to hold the tournament and spread the cost, this would follow the successful 2026 World Cup bid of the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

Where Will The 2030 World Cup Be Held - Betting and Historical Trends
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2030 World Cup Bid Headlines

  • Spain/Portugal/Ukraine are the new favourites to host the 2030 World Cup. 
  • Betting Exchanges have Morocco as the second favourite at odds of 3.75. 
  • A South American bid led by Uruguay is around 6.0 to host the 2030 World Cup on its 100-Year Anniversary.
Potential Host 2030 Betting Exchange Odds
Spain/Portugal/Ukraine
2.8
Morocco  3.75
Uruguay /Argentina/Chile/Paraguay 6.0
Egypt 7.0
China 8.0


Ukraine

In October 2020 a joint World Cup bid by Spain & Portugal was confirmed. In 2022 Ukraine joined the Iberian countries with the plan to stage some of the group games in that country.

World Cup Host Betting News Diary Timeline

The betting odds for The World Cup Host will see plenty of change as countries lobby and vie for position. 

Here is a round-up of the World Cup Host Betting Timeline from our OLBG News feed 

13th February 2023

2030 World Cup Host Betting Odds: Iberian Bid remains favourite to host the 2030 World Cup despite rival South American bid announced earlier this week!
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2030 World Cup Host Betting Odds: Iberian Bid remains favourite to host the 2030 World Cup despite rival South American bid announced earlier this week!

Bookies have the Iberian Bid still as the 2/1 favourite to host the 2030 World Cup with Ukraine joining Spain and Portugal in bidding for the tournament. It is understood that if the bid to host the 2030 World Cup was won, then Ukraine would join the Iberian Bid and host one of the Groups at the World Cup. Smarkets say that the Spain-Portugal-Ukraine bid is 2/1 with a 33% chance of hosting the 2030 World Cup according to those odds.

30th November 2022

2030 World Cup Host Betting Odds: The Iberian Bid remains the bookies favourite at 2/1 to host the 2030 World Cup ahead of Morocco!
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2030 World Cup Host Betting Odds: The Iberian Bid remains the bookies favourite at 2/1 to host the 2030 World Cup ahead of Morocco!

Bookies keep the Iberian Bid the 2/1 favourite to host the 2030 World Cup with Ukraine joining Spain and Portugal in the joint bidding for the tournament. It is understood that if the bid to host the 2030 World Cup was won, then Ukraine would join the Iberian Bid and host one of the Groups at the World Cup. Smarkets say that the Spain-Portugal-Ukraine bid is 2/1 coming in from the 7/1 that it was prior to Ukraine being announced as joining it.

26th October 2022

2030 World Cup Host Betting Odds: The Iberian Bid now backed into 2/1 FAVOURITES from 7/1 to host the 2030 World Cup!
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2030 World Cup Host Betting Odds: The Iberian Bid now backed into 2/1 FAVOURITES from 7/1 to host the 2030 World Cup!

Bookmakers make the Iberian Bid the 2/1 favourite now to host the 2030 World Cup with Ukraine joining Spain and Portugal in the joint bidding. It is understood that if the bid to host the 2030 World Cup was won, then Ukraine would host one of the Groups at the tournament. Smarkets have now made that bid favourite coming in from the 7/1 that it was prior to Ukraine being announced as joining it.

11th April 2022

2030 World Cup Host Betting Odds: Morocco strong favourites to host the showpiece event in Football!
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2030 World Cup Host Betting Odds: Morocco strong favourites to host the showpiece event in Football!

Morocco is the favourite with bookmakers to host the 2030 World Cup, with odds of 2/1 showing that the country has a decent chance of hosting the showpiece event in Football. Africa has not held a World Cup since South Africa in 2010, which was one of the most entertaining tournaments in recent history with Spain eventual winners.

World Cup Bidding Process

Most confirmed bids should be finalised in 2022, then FIFA will start touring the venues and deciding on the suitability and readiness of the host countries.

You can expect to see lots of lobbying by interested parties for each bid, David Beckham for example was involved in the failed bid by England for the 2018 World Cup, which was ultimately won by Russia. 

A vote is then undertaken by the FIFA council of members, which consists of all the associations. 

A decision on where the World Cup 2030 will be held should be announced in 2024. 

FIFA President Annoucement

The more candidates we have the happier I am because we will organize a bidding process that is bullet-proof, which is clean, which is transparent, which is professional, where the rules are clear ahead of the bids coming in.

World Cup Hosts Since 1930

Year Hosts Continent
1930 Uruguay South America
1934 Italy Europe
1938 France Europe
1950  Brazil South America
1954 Switzerland Europe
1958 Sweden Europe
1962 Chile South America
1966 England Europe
1970 Mexico North America
1974 West Germany Europe
1978 Argentina
South America
1982 Spain Europe
1986 Mexico North America
1990 Italy Europe
1994 USA North America
1998 France Europe
2002 Japan/South Korea Asia
2006 Germany Europe
2010 South Africa Africa
2014 Brazil South America
2018 Russia Europe
2022 Qatar Asia
2026 USA/Canada/Mexico North America


World Cup 2030

For the moment we do not know which country or countries will host the 2030 World Cup. 

However, we do know which countries or football associations have already bid or expressed verbal interest in being the 2030 World Cup hosts. 

Confirmed Planned To  Bid

These 4 groupings have already confirmed that they will bid for the 2030 World Cup.

Confirmed Plans To Bid Football Association
Portugal and Spain UEFA
Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. CONEMBOL
Morocco CAF


Interest Shown

These countries are still deciding on different groupings and whether to make a bid. 

  • South Korea, 
  • Australia
  • China
  • Cameroon
  • Tunisia
  • Colombia
  • Israel

It is more likely that it will be in Europe or Africa because the two previous tournaments are on the continents of Asia and America. 

The World Cup was last held in England in 1966. PM Boris Johnson has put his support behind a 2030 World Cup bid, he said he was keen to bring football home. 

Portugal and Spain have already confirmed a 2030 bid, of all the UEFA nations they seem ahead of their rivals. 

World Cup Trophy

Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Serbia already have a confirmed bid for Euro 2028, that outcome could influence their World Cup 2030 chances. 

It will be 100 years since the first World Cup was held in Uruguay, and it may be appropriate that it returns to Uruguay or at least South America. 

A South American bid will be made by Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uraguay, other countries could join that quartet with Bolivia and Chile likely additions. 

African countries may join together or go it alone, the Union Of North African associations could make a 5 country joint bid, they consist of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia,

World Cup Trophy

Morocco has already bid, they are likely to join forces with both or one of Algeria and Tunisia, they could also join forces with Spain or Portugal, with Morocco just a short hop away from the Spanish mainland. 

Qatar winning the hosting for 2022 could spur Saudi Arabia to make a 2030 bid, they may have hoped that they would be the first Arabian country to host, a well-run tournament in 2022 would help any bid from that region. 

Australia and New Zealand have never held the FIFA World Cup despite competing in five and two previous tournaments respectively, however, the 2032 Olympics are being held in Brisbane, 2030 may be a bit close for a football tournament as well. 

There are still a lot of decisions and groupings to be made before we have all the costed and confirmed bids, the leading online bookmakers will consider all the practical and sentimental reasoning when launching their 2030 World Cup Host odds. 

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