Sánchez guarantees success of the 2030 World Cup despite the “temporary” situation in the RFEF

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Sánchez guarantees success of the 2030 World Cup despite the “temporary” situation in the RFEF

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez expressed his optimism about the 2030 FIFA World Cup, set to be jointly hosted with Morocco and Portugal, anticipating its “great success,” according to numerous media outlets.

During a joint press conference with Portuguese Prime Minister Luís Montenegro, Sánchez voiced his confidence in the upcoming tournament’s triumph, citing “the shared passion for football among the three hosting nations’ communities.”

Sharing Sánchez’s sentiments, Montenegro reaffirmed the unwavering commitment of all three countries to ensure the global event’s success.

He went on to emphasize, “we will spare no effort or dedication to ensuring the smooth progress of the preparatory phase” as well as the successful organization of the 2030 World Cup, underscoring “the collective belief” of Portugal, Spain, and Morocco in the significance of this prestigious occasion.

Beyond its sporting significance, The Portuguese Prime Minister drew attention to the economic, cultural, and prospective benefits of this prestigious tournament.

Montenegro highlighted that “the event will serve as a platform to showcase the shared values upheld by Portugal, Spain, and Morocco to the world.”

Responding to the legal crisis within the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Sánchez stated that he is in contact with FIFA and reviewing the report presented by the Administrative Court of Sport (TAD), which confirmed the opening of proceedings against the former President of the Managing Commission of the federation Pedro Rocha.

The TAD has also validated the elections for the presidency, in which Rocha himself is the only candidate, intending to bring stability to Spanish football.

While Spain’s candidacy currently lacks competition, FIFA, the sport’s governing body, is keeping a watchful eye on the situation, raising concerns about the RFEF’s ability to uphold its integrity standards.

The crisis within the RFEF has been brewing for years, but the past month and a half have seen a significant escalation. The root of the problem lies in alleged irregularities surrounding contracts signed during the tenure of former president Luis Rubiales.

These contracts include a controversial deal to move the Spanish Super Cup to Saudi Arabia, which involved former Barcelona player Gerard Piqué’s company Kosmos.